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150 Inspiring Quotes About Education And Learning

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Best Quotes on Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

Best Quotes on Education

 “Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” -John W. Gardner

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” – Mahatma Gandhi

“A man’s mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity” – Dorothy Parker

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Victor Hugo

“If You are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” – Chinese Proverb

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer” – Albert Einstein

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” -Mark Twain

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“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself” – Chinese Proverb

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin

 “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” -Buckminster Fuller

“The highest result of education is tolerance” – Hellen Keller

Education quotes to inspire and teach

 “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –Arthur Ashe

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you” – B. B. King

 “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” -Jim Rohn

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another” – G.K. Chesterton

 “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows” – Sydney J. Harris


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 “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”-Zig Ziglar

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” – Martin Luther King

  “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” -Andy McIntyre

“When you educate one person you can change a life, when you educate many you can change the world”– Shai Reshef

 “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.” -Carl Rogers

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” -David M. Burns

Education quotes about reading

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” -Wayne Dyer

Education quotes about reading

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” -Lloyd Alexander

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” -John R. Wooden

“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backwards into safety.” Abraham Maslow

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”– Ben Franklin

“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” -Ludwig Wittgenstein


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“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.” -John Newton

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” -Jim Rohn

Education Quotes for Teachers

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” -Clay P. Bedford

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” -Henry B Adams

“To teach is to learn twice.” -Joseph Joubert

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”-Alfred Mercier

“Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?” -Erich Fromm

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” -James Baldwin

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” -Albert Schweitzer

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” -Roger Lewin

“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think — rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.” -Bill Beattie

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” -G.K. Chesterton

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” -Lady Bird Johnson


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“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” -Chinese proverb

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” -Anatole France

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” -Jim Rohn

“The most beautiful things in the creating of the child are his “mistakes.” The more a child’s work is full of these individual mistakes the more wonderful it is. And the more a teacher removes them from the child’s work the duller, more desolate and impersonal it becomes.” -Franz Cizek

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.” -Goethe

“Education cost money, but then so does ignorance.” -Claus Moser

“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.“ -Steve Irwin

“Do not train children to learn by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” Plato

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” -Maya Angelou

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg — not by smashing it.” -Arnold Glasow

Quotes on the Power of Education

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” -Epictetus

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” -Abraham Maslow

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” –Aristotle

“No man who worships education has got the best out of education…. Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.” -G.K. Chesterton

“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” -Gloria Steinem

“If a man is a fool, you don’t train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.” -Desmond Bagley

“The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class because they do not realize how little they know.” -William R. Inge

“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.” -Bill Vaughan


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“What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” -Leo Buscaglia

“Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of the car is separate from the way the car is driven.” -Edward De Bono

“I’ve learned… that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.” -Andy Rooney

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” -Sydney J. Harris

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” -Mark Twain

“What sculpture is to a block of marble education is to the human soul.” -Joseph Addison

wise education quotes

“Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” -Peter Brougham

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” -Albert Einstein

“Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.” -William Haley

“A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” -Helen Keller

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” -Robert G. Ingersoll

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” -Buckminster Fuller

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.“ -Jim Rohn

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.” -Michel Legrand

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. –  Benjamin Franklin

Change is the end result of all true learning. – Leo Buscaglia

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” -Buckminster Fuller

Education is the need of tomorrow Quotes

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle

education quotes about its fruits

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. – Albert Einstein

The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”– Dr. Seuss

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.” -John Keats

“The learning process continues until the day you die.” – Kirk Douglas

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats

“Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.” -Abraham Lincoln

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. – Mark Twain

Quotes About Education and information

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. – Edward Everett

They know enough who know how to learn. – Henry Adams

“It is, in fact, a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time – for we are bound by that – but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.” -T.S. Eliot

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” -Alexandra K. Trenfor

Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back. – Chinese proverb

education quotes for teachers

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France

Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown. – Claude Bernard

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“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” ― Robert Frost

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardour and attended to with diligence.– Abigail Adams

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle

It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.– Agnes Repplierg

quotes about education and mindset

They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it is in the home, school, or anyplace. – Malala Yousafzai

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything. – Steven Wright

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” ― Thomas Jefferson

Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.– Dr. W. Edwards Deming

Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.- John Holt

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. –  Og Mandino

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Quotes about education and its importance

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

“I agree that a love of reading is a great gift for a parent to pass on to his or her child.”– Ann Brashares

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ― Walter Cronkite

“To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.” ― Muriel Spark

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ― Victor Hugo

Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.- Dr. John G. Hibben

Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education. – John Hersey

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” -Charles F. Kettering

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.“ – Marian Wright Edelman

Education quotes to help you succeed

“Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.”– Thomas Szasz

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. – Conrad Hall

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” -Will Durant

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. – Sydney J. Harris

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. – Ernest Dimnet

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” -Chinese proverb

“Every artist was at first an amateur.” – Ralph W. Emerson

“Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.” ― Mark Twain

All men by nature desire to know.– Aristotle

“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.“ – W. E. B. Du Bois

“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great

“Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning.” ― Anton Chekhov

“Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward.” – George Weah

“Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.” – Chanakya

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

― William Butler Yeats

“A good education is a foundation for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. ” ― Jane Austen (Read more Jane Austen quotes.)

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ― Jim Rohn

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.” ― Michel Legrand

“By seeking and blundering we learn.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.” -Helen Keller

“Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. ” ― Pete Seeger

“Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” ― Claire Fagin

Inspirational education quotes

“When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.” ― John Taylor Gatto

“Only the educated are free.” ― Epictetus

“When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.” -Peter Drucker

“A woman with an education may be able to spend more time sitting in a chair instead of lying on her back. A sound advantage, I should think.” ― Anne Bishop

“Proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you have always known.” ― Frank Herbert

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett

“I think you learn more if you’re laughing at the same time.” ― Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

“I don’t want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.” ― Malala Yousafzai

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” -Chinese proverb

“Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.” ― Mark Twain

“It is personal. That’s what an education does. It makes the world personal.” ― Cormac McCarthy

“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth” ― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

“With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.” ― Malala Yousafzai

Education quotes to inspire you to keep learning

“All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” –Martin Fisher

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”― Aristotle

“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” –Claude Bernard

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”— Chinese Proverb

“Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” –George Evans

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”— Carl Rogers

“Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.” – Mark Twain

“You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius

“We learn from failure, not from success!”― Bram Stoker

“The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson

Quotes about education to inspire and motivate

“A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.”— Thomas Carruthers

82. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” –Socrates

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”— Oliver Wendell Holmes

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

“Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”― Roy T. Bennett

“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.” – Voltaire

“You live and learn. At any rate, you live.”― Douglas Adams

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” ― Isaac Asimov

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”― Albert Einstein

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Education quotes to elevate your perspective

“Education is the art of making man ethical.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

“Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.” – Brigham Young

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“Education is helping the child realize his potentialities.” – Eric Fromm

“The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.” –George Eastman

“Education is the transmission of civilization.” – Will Durant

Inspirational quotes about education

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” – Jim Rohn

“Education is the mother of leadership.” – Wendell Willkie

“Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. – Shakuntala Devi

“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” – Plato

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” – Herbert Spencer

. “Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities – that’s training or instruction – but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.” – Thomas Moore

“Education should light a fire within us to improve us and help our world.” – Sarah Josepf

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Your library is your paradise.” – Desiderius Erasmus

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” — Henry Ford

“Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.” – Ernest Dimnet

“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” ― B.B. King

Education quotes to elevate your mind

“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond

“One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.” – Sophocles

“All things good to know are difficult to learn.” – Greek proverb

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” – Aristotle

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

“By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know.” – George Boas

“Education makes a greater difference between man and man than nature has made between man and brute.” – John Adams

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William Burroughs

Education quotes to inspire and motivate you

“The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.” – Malala Yousafzai

“The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.” – Confucius

“Education is everything- education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do.” – Ciara

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” – Diogenes of Sinope

“Education is one thing no one can take away from you.” – Elin Nordegren

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.” – Michelle Obama

“Men, in teaching others, learn themselves.” – Thomas Lodge

“We want the education by which character is formed, the strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Education is no longer thought of as a preparation for adult life, but as a continuing process of growth and development from birth until death.” –Stephen Mitchell

More education quotes and sayings

“A man’s mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Andy McIntyre

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”-Epictetus

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett

“The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.” – William R. Inge

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” – Lloyd Alexander

“What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.” – Henry David Thoreau

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier

1“Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.” – William Haley

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