124+ Best Education Quotes to Inspire Kids & Teachers

Education is one of the most powerful things to live with happiness and prosperity. It empowers minds that will be able to conceive good thoughts and ideas. Powerful education quotes will show you how learning gives you an understanding of the world and offers you an opportunity to use that knowledge wisely.

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Top 10 Education Quotes

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

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

Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference. – Arie Pencovici

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

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

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

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

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

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

A dull mind gets bored easily. A curious mind expands forever. – Maxime Lagacé

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Don’t let schooling interfere with your education. – Mark Twain

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

A generation of auto-didacts, educated by the Internet and leveraged by technology, will eventually starve the industrial-education system. – Naval Ravikant

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

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

Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity. – Cesar Chavez

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

The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day. – Harry Wong

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

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

Teaching kids to count is fine but teaching them what counts is best. – Bob Talber

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

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

There are some lessons you can never find in a classroom, hence you need to learn from every person and every situation that you encounter. – Gugu Mona

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

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. – G.K. Chesterton

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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

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

Children learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardour and diligence.

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

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

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

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

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

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Education is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open children’s hearts and minds to the unbelievable wonder of the universe. – Sir Anthony Seldon

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

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

Girls are more academically powerful. They make the grades, they run the student activities, they are the valedictorians. – Christina Hoff

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

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

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

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

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Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France

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

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 ardor and attended to with diligence. – Abigail Adams

Education… is painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning, by praise, but above all – – by example. – John Ruskin

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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

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

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

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

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

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The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work. – John Ruskin

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

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

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 more you make it easy for your kids, the more your remove the struggle necessary for learning. – Maxime Lagacé

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What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better. – Wendell Phillips

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained. – Walt Disney

People learn more on their own rather than being force fed. – Socrates

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

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

The giving of love is an education in itself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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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

Lasting novels don’t come from literature departments. Successful businesses don’t come from business schools. Scientific revolutions don’t come from research universities. Get your education, then get moving. Find the loners tinkering at the edge. – Naval Ravikant

Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind. – John Dewey

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Cicero

You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun. – Josephine Baker

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

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Free education is abundant, all over the Internet. It’s the desire to learn that’s scarce. – Naval Ravikant

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say we did it ourselves. – Lao Tzu

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. – Emma Goldman

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

Only the autodidacts are free. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. – John Locke

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. – Francis Bacon

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

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

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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

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

One thing that education can do is it can provide us with an opportunity to understand one another better, and so while I’ve spent a lot of my time in the world of politics, I’ve always felt that it is really not politics that will solve this for us. – Condoleezza Rice

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

But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated. – Kathy Ireland

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

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

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

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. – Theodore Roosevelt

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

Powerful Quotes About Education

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

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

What sculpture is to a block of marble education is to the human soul. – Joseph Addison

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

Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action. – Jim Rohn

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

The ideal school would teach health, wealth, and happiness. It‘d be free, self-paced, and available to all. It‘d show opposing ideas and students would self-verify truth. No grades, no tests, no diplomas – just learning. Actually, you’re already here. Careful who you follow. – Naval Ravikant

No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education. – Bobby Scott

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

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

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

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

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

Inspiration comes in the middle of the night when you should be doing homework. — Amy Lee

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

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

The best students come from homes where education is revered: where there are books, and children see their parents reading them. – Leo Buscaglia

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 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

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

The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things. – Jean Piaget

By seeking and blundering we learn. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

Only the educated are free. – Epictetus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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