132+ Best Education Quotes

Quotes about education remind you the importance of the power of learning and inspire you to reach your potential each day.

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Inspirational Educational Quotes

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

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

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein

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

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

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. C.S. Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain

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

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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 a plummet and sounding line, and you waited with a beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without a 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

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

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

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Wise Education Quotes

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

They know enough who know how to learn. Henry Adams

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

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

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

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

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

Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France

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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 backward into safety. Abraham Maslow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I did what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better. Maya Angelou

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

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much. Francis Bacon

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

Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned. Seneca

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

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

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

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open. James Dewar

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

To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete. Epictetus

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

At the right time, inspirational quotes for kids can change things because beautiful words matter.

Motivational Education Quotes

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

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t. Bill Nye

Every artist was at first an amateur. Ralph W. Emerson

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

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

Success is a poor teacher. Robert Kiyosaki

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

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson

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

Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students. Robin Williams

By seeking and blundering we learn. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn. Cicero

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

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Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen. Lee Iacocca

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

Despise school and remain a fool. German proverb

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

Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning. Bruce Lee

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

As long as you live, keep learning how to live. Seneca

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

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. Nora Roberts

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

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The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free. Baruch Spinoza

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

The learned man knows that he is ignorant. Victor Hugo

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

Experience, travel these are an education in themselves. Euripides

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino

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

No matter what’s going on in your life right now, know your worth quotes can help you reach your potential each day.

Short Education Quotes

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

You cannot open a book without learning something. Confucius

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

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

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. Chinese Proverb

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

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

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Zig Ziglar

Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.

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

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The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

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

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

To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert

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

Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. Alfred Mercier

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

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

Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.

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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

It is clearly absurd to limit the term ‘education’ to a person’s formal schooling.

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

Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.

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

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

Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do.

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

Development is a series of rebirths.

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

The person who asks questions is more helpful than the person who offers advice. James Clear

Instruction does much, but encouragement everything. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. Plato

Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. Jim Henson

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

I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker. Stanley Kubrick

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