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101 Inspiring Quotes on Education

Best Educational Quotes

Education is a well that never and will never dry up. It is a key to life that unlocks out of sight joy as well as fulfillment. It is simply through education that one can look forward to exterminate social evils. Below are some of the motivating quotes on education.

Educational Quotes

  1. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
  2. “Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more you must have of the former.” – Horace Mann
  3. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey
  4. “There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.” – Allan Bloom
  5. “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.
  6. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
  7. “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver
  8. “The two basic processes of education are knowing and valuing.” – Robert J. Havighurst
  9. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle
  10. “Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.” – Lord Halifax
  11. “My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” – Maya Angelou
  12. “The aim of education should be to convert the mind into a living fountain, and not a reservoir. That which is filled by merely pumping in, will be emptied by pumping out.” – John M. Mason
  13. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris
  14. “Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.” – Fawn Brodie
  15. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” – Carl Rogers
  16. “Men, in teaching others, learn themselves.” – Thomas Lodge
  17. “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” – Allan Bloom
  18. “Teachers should be held in the highest honor. They are the allies of legislators; they have agency in the prevention of crime; they aid in regulating the atmosphere, whose incessant action and pressure cause the life-blood to circulate, and to return pure and healthful to the heart of the nation.” – Lydia Sigourney
  19. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
  20. “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
  21. “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.” – Chanakya
  22. “He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.” – Samuel Johnson
  23. “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln
  24. “Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.” – James A. Garfield
  25. “Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” – Daniel J. Boorstin
  26. “When we listen to the radio, look at television and read the newspapers we wonder whether universal education has been the great boon that its supporters have always claimed it would be.” – Robert Maynard Hutchins
  27. “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” – Oscar Wilde
  28. “Being educated means to prefer the best not only to the worst but to the second best.” – William Lyon Phelps
  29. “The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child’s home.” – William Temple
  30. “University degrees are a bit like adultery: You may not want to get involved with that sort of thing, but you don’t want to be thought incapable.” – Peter Imbert
  31. “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” – John F. Kennedy
  32. “A school is a place through which you have to pass before entering life, but where the teaching proper does not prepare you for life.” – Ernest Dimnet
  33. “You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” – Conrad Hall
  34. “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” – Anatole France
  35. “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  36. “We need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  37. “In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.” – Mark Twain
  38. “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.” – Gail Godwin
  39. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats
  40. “American critics are like American universities. They both have dull and half-dead faculties.” – Edward Albee
  41. “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo
  42. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  43. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein
  44. “My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.” – Robert Maynard Hutchins
  45. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  46. “Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone.” – John A. Hannah
  47. “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.” – Abraham Lincoln
  48. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” – II Timothy
  49. “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  50. “A republican government is in a hundred points weaker than one that is autocratic; but in this one point it is the strongest that ever existed-it has educated a race of men that are men.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  51. “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” – Abigail Adams
  52. “Education is either from nature, from man or from things. The developing of our faculties and organs is the education of nature; that of man is the application we learn to make of this very developing; and that of things is the experience we acquire in regard to the different objects by which we are…” – Jean Jacques Rousseau
  53. “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein
  54. “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.” – Plato
  55. “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” – Thomas Jefferson
  56. “Education is not any more the pale flower, to be nurtured in cloistered seclusion, away from the crass world’s bruising conflict for material gain. Today education is part of that conflict. It is the prerequisite for material gain. Nor can even the scholar withdraw into the academic life. The academy…” – Francis W. Springer
  57. “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  58. “The man who knows not and knows that he knows not is a child-teach him.” – Arabian Proverb
  59. “The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.” – Alvin Toffler
  60. “Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.” – Charlotte Bronté
  61. “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm Forbes
  62. “Education is that which remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” – Albert Einstein
  63. “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” – Diogenes
  64. “Our world is a college, events are teachers, happiness is the graduating point, character is the diploma God gives man.” – Newell Dwight Hillis
  65. “It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.” – Jean Piaget
  66. “A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams
  67. “If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.” – Galileo Galilei
  68. “I am now past the craggy paths of study, and come to the flowery plains of honor and reputation.” – Ben Jonson
  69. “He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” – William Godwin
  70. “The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm.” – Joyce Cary
  71. “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein
  72. “There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing he was educated in.” – Will Rogers
  73. “A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.” – Horace Mann
  74. “Let no youth have any anxiety about the upshot of his education, whatever the line of it may be. If he keep faithfully busy each hour of the working-day, he may safely leave the result to itself. He can with perfect certainty count on waking up some fine morning to find himself one of the competent…” – William James
  75. “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” – Albert Einstein
  76. “I was greatly influenced by one of my teachers. She had a zeal not so much for perfection as for steady betterment-she demanded not excellence so much as integrity.” – Edward R. Murrow
  77. “The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” – James A. Baldwin
  78. “Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.” – Edward Gibbon
  79. “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” – Walt Disney
  80. “Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education.” – Abraham Flexner
  81. “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” – Robert Green Ingersoll
  82. “You should have education enough so that you won’t have to look up to people; and then more education so that you will be wise enough not to look down on people.” – M.L. Boren
  83. “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” – Robert M. Hutchins
  84. “A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.” – Gilbert Higuet
  85. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia
  86. “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  87. “All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.” – Aristotle
  88. “Education is all a matter of building bridges.” – Ralph Ellison
  89. “We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.” – Maria Montessori
  90. “Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” – Edward Everett
  91. “A true university can never rest upon the will of one man. A true university always rests upon the wills of many divergent-minded old men, who refuse to be disturbed, but who growl in their kennels.” – John Jay Chapman
  92. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B. F. Skinner
  93. “Nature and education are somewhat similar. The latter transforms man, and in so doing creates a second nature.” – Democritus
  94. “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
  95. “Education today, more than ever before, must see clearly the dual objectives: Educating for living and educating for making a living.” – James Mason Wood
  96. “To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” – Edmund Burke
  97. “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” – Robert Frost
  98. “Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” – Anatole France
  99. “A man who knows a subject thoroughly, a man so soaked in it that he eats it, sleeps it and dreams it-this man can always teach it with success, no matter how little he knows of technical pedagogy.” – H.L. Mencken
  100. “Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant
  101. “A true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

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