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126 Best Inspirational or Motivational Quotes on Education


Education is a process of gaining knowledge,skills, habits and values. It has many ways like research, story telling, training, discussion and teaching.

Best Education Quotes

Education nowadays has become just a pathway to get in to a good profession. Choosing to study early adolescence education is a one of a kind, yet where do you discover your inspiration? In today’s world, inspiration takes many structures and has a wide range of sources. To help you remain propelled, we have picked 126 Educational quotes from past instructors, administrators and verifiable figures.

Regardless of whether you are looking for motivation or simply searching for positive quotes, we trust these quotes empower and help you gain confidence in whatever you do. Keep in mind, quotes are not just a capable approach to feature how you feel, but is additionally a way to convey an inspirational message to many.

Best Education Quotes:

1. “A child miseducated is a child lost.” – John F. Kennedy

2. “A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.” – Eliphas Levi

3. “A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.” – A. Bartlett Giamatti

4. “An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make a life.” – Author Unknown

5. “All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” – Martin H. Fischer

6. “An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” – Benjamin Franklin

7. “Around here, we don’t look backward for very long… We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney 

8. “Before any great things are accomplished, a memorable change must be made in the system of education…to raise the lower ranks of society nearer to the higher.” – John Adams

9. “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”
Japanese Proverb

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

11. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead

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

13. “Do you know the secret of the true scholar? In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him; and in that I am his pupil.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. “Don’t just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.” – George Carlin 

15. “Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs.” – Martin H. Fischer

16. “Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.” – Claus Moser

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

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

19. “Education is a vaccine for violence.” – Edward James Olmos

20. “Education is not filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

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

22. “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

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

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

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

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

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

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

29. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”

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

31. “Education is… doing anything that changes you.” – George B. Leonard

32. “Education should be exercise; it has become massage.” – Martin H. Fischer

33. “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

34. “Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” – G.M. Trevelyan

35. “Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” –  Rita Pierson

36. “Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog.” – Mark Twain

37. “Friendship is a horizon – which expands whenever we approach it.”  – E.R. Hazlip

38. “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.” – Gail Goldwin

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

40. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost 

41. “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” – Socrates

42. “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou

43. “I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.” – Tallulah Bankhead

44. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Aeschylus

45. “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

46. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok 

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

48. “It’ll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants, and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers.” – Author unknown

49. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” – Vladimir Lenin

50. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

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

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

53. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

54. “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

55. “Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.” – James Dewar

56. “My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.” – Robert Maynard Hutchins

57. “Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.” – Abraham Flexner

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

59. “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

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

61. “Once you have learned to ask questions – relevant and appropriate and substantial questions – you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know.” – Neil Postman

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

63. “Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.” – Steven Spielberg

64.“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 

65. “Real education must ultimately be limited to men who INSIST on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.” – Ezra Pound

66. “Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” – Abraham Lincoln

67.“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

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

69. “Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change.” – William Arthur Ward

70. “A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” – George Santayana 

71. “Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding.” – William Arthur Ward

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

73. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

74. “Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.” – Lyndon Johnson

75. “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 

76. “The basic idea behind teaching is to teach people what they need to know.” – Carl Rogers

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

78. “Education is not the means of showing people how to get what they want. Education is an exercise by means of which enough men, it is hoped, will learn to want what is worth having.” – Ronald Reagan

79. “The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.” – Wendell Phillips

80. “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 

81. “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.

82. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – oscar Wilde

83. “The greatest sign of a success for a teacher…is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.” – Maria Montessori

84. “The hardest thing to teach is how to care.” – Unknown

85. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William A. Ward

86. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch  

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

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

89. “The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” – Jean Piaget

90. “The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt 

91. “The secret in education lies in respecting the student.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

92. “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” – Kahlil Gibran

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

94. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo

95. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” – Brigham Young

96. “There is no friends as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway 

97. “To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.” – A.A. Milne

98. “Too many of our children cannot read. Reading is the building block, and it must be the foundation for education reform.” – President George W. Bush

99. “We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.” – B. F. Skinner

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

101. “What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” – Joseph Addison

102. “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou 

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

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

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

106. “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

107.“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

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

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

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

111.“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

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

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

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

115.“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” – Anatole France 

116.“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

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

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

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

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

121.“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

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

123.“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

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

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

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