Education Quotes

1. I am still learning. – Michelangelo

2. Education is soul crafting. – Cornel West

3. To teach is to learn twice. – Joseph Joubert

4. When one teaches, two learn. – Robert Half

5. Learning is not a spectator sport. – Anonymous

6. I am not a teacher, but an awakener. – Robert Frost

7. Marriage can wait, education cannot. – Khaled Hosseini

8. Learning without thought is labor lost. – Confucius

9. A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. – Sir Francis Bacon

10. Nine tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France

11. Teaching is a strategic act of engagement. – James Bellanca

12. What we learn with pleasure we never forget. – Alfred Mercier

13. Character is a wish for a perfect education. – Novalis

14. Education is the best provision for old age. – Aristotle

15. The highest result of education is tolerance. – Helen Keller

16. Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. – John Cotton Dana

17. You can never be overdressed or overeducated. – Oscar Wilde

18. A very little key will open a very heavy door. – Charles Dickens

19. To know how to suggest is the art of teaching. – Henri Frederic Amiel

20. Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn. – Greek Proverb

21. Teachers teach someone something, in that order. – Samuel M. Natale

22. Education cost money, but then so does ignorance. – Claus Moser

23. Children have more need of models than of critics. – Carolyn Coats

24. Correction does much, but encouragement does more. – Goethe

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

26. Every person of learning is finally his own teacher. – Thomas Paine

27. The only way to be totally free is through education. – Jose Marti

28. He that loves reading has everything within his reach. – William Godwin

29. A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. – George Santayana

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

31. Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. – Margaret Mead

32. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. – Albert Einstein

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

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

35. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein

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

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37. The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. – Linus Pauling

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

39. Education should bring to light the ideal of the individual. – J.P Richter

40. It’s not what is poured into a student, but what is planted. – L. Conway

41. Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education. – Victor Hugo

42. I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates

43. A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life. – Henry Ward Beecher

44. A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. – Thomas Carruthers

45. Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere. – Chinese Proverb

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

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

48. Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. – Albert Einstein

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

50. It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass

51. The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch

52. What century will your students enter on the first day of school?

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

54. A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers. – Helen Keller

55. The final evaluation should not be the hardest part of the course. – Ken Whytock

56. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats

57. It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. – Epictetus

58. Every student can learn. Just not on the same day or in the same way. – George Evans

59. Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. – Aristotle

60. Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. – Bob Talbert

61. The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. – Malcolm Forbes

62. Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life. – Frederick W.Robertson

63. The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. – Amos Bronson Alcott

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

65. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry B Adams

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

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67. Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. – Isaac Asimov

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

69. There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. – Joseph Brodsky

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

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

72. Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating. – C. B. Neblette

73. Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. – E.M. Forster

74. Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. – Japanese Proverb

75. I learned most, not from those who taught me but from those who talked with me. – St. Augustine

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

77. Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

80. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself. – Galileo

81. Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. – Roger Lewin

82. If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. – Ignacio Estrada

83. The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. – Carl Rogers

84. Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets. – Leonardo da Vinci

85. Upon the education of the people of this country, the fate of this country depends. – Benjamin Disraeli

86. Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. – Chinese proverb

87. Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself. – Robin Cook

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

89. The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change. – Carl Rogers

90. I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. – Edith Ann

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

92. The best and most important part of every man’s education is that which he gives himself. – Edward Gibbon

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

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

95. I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein

96. Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. – Beatrix Potter

97. Be aware that young people have to be able to make their own mistakes, and that times change. – Gina Shapira

98. The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. – Robert Maynard Hutchins

99. Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. – Walter Cronkite

100. Some parents do not send their children to school because they don’t know its importance at all. – Malala Yousafzai

Bonus Education Quotes

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

102. What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. – George Bernard Shaw

103. No matter how good teaching may be, each student must take the responsibility for his own education. – John Carolus

104. Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. – Robert Frost

105. All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent. – John F. Kennedy

106. Education is not a form of entertainment, but a means of empowering people to take control of their lives. – Unknown

107. The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his education. – John W. Gardner