79+ Best Homeschool Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational homeschool quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Homeschool Quotes

Anything, everything, can be learned if you can just get yourself in a little patch of real ground, real nature, real wood, real anything and just sit still and watch. Lauren Hutton

The first real lesson I learned as a homeschool teacher is that it’s the students that lead the way. Patti Armstrong

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

We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way. John Holt

I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path, and I’ve learned the the voice of fear is not to always be trusted. Steve Goodier

Self education is the only possible education the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature. Charlotte Mason

Education must not simply teach work it must teach Life W. E. B. Du Bois

It is the duty of a citizen in a free country not to fit into society, but to make society. John Hol

Our entire school system is based on the notion of passive students that must be taught if they are to learn. Our country spends tens of billions of dollars each year not just giving students a second rate education, but at the same time actively preventing them from getting an education on their own. And I’m angry at how school produces submissive students with battered egos. Most students have no idea of the true joys of learning, and of how much they can actually achieve on their own. Adam Robinson

There is no education but self education. Charlotte M. Mason

I think this was wise the greatest service we can to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life. C.S Lewis

If you’ve told a child a thousand times, and the child still has not learned, then it is not the child who is the slow learner. Walter Barbie

I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. Agatha Christie

Recipe for genius More of family and less of school, more of parents and less of peers, more creative freedom and less formal lessons. Raymond S. Moore

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. Albert Einstein

Curiosity about life in all of it’s aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. Leo Burnett

The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. David O. McKay

When we are connected, when we feel heard, when we feel like we aren’t being force fed an education that’s when real, passionate, fiery learning takes place. Jessica Pilton

Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled. They were not sent away from home each day to a place just for children but lived, learned, worked, and played in the real world, alongside adults and other children of all ages. Rachel Gathercole

With thirty two kids in a room, it is impossible to cater education toward each child. Children do have to wait because there are a lot of children to wait for. Nikki Schaefer

Homeschooling allows you the freedom to step off the highway of learning and take a more scenic route along a dirt road. Tamara L. Chilver

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

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Ben Franklin

Children spell love. Dr. A. Witham

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

There’s nothing that stamps out the true love of learning more quickly than standardised testing and benchmarking. Grace Koelma

Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home. David O. McKay

When the atmosphere encourages learning, the learning is inevitable. Elizabeth Foss

The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home. Harold B. Lee

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Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If he’s not interested, it’s like throwing marshmallows at his head and calling it eating. Katrina Gutleben

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

An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing. Charlotte Mason

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

It is important to start school at an early hour with a full seven hour day in order to fulfill state requirements. For some kids school might be the best place. But for our family, it is not. Nikki Schaefer

The capacity to learn is a gift the ability to learn is a skill the willingness to learn is a choice. Brian Herbert

I homeschool my children not to prepare them for exams, but to prepare them for life. Tamara L Chilver

Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good. Malcolm Gladwell

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to its story. Linda Hogan

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Joseph Addison

Don’t worry that children never listen to you worry that they are always watching you. Robert Fulghum

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

The same ones who brought the children physically in the world have the natural obligation binding in the natural law to provide for the mental, moral and social upbringing of their offspring. Fr. John Hardon

Homeschooled children benefit the community because they are not shaped by peers but by parents. Mary Kay Clark

What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all. John Holt

If I had to sum up homeschooling in one word it would be freedom. Tamara L. Chilver

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

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

The first real lesson I learned as a homeschool teacher is that it’s the students that lead the way. Patti Armstrong

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them. The Audubon Nature Preschool

Children learn from anything and everything they see. They learn wherever they are, not just in special learning places. John Holt

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

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

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

Parents and families are the first and most important teachers. Richard W. Riley

There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children who have not found the right book. Frank Serafini

One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes

We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way. John Holt

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

The best education I have ever received was through travel. Lisa Ling

Education is helping the child realise his potentialities. Eric Fromm

For a child there is no division between playing and learning between the things he or she does just for fun and things that are educational. The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play. Penelope Leach

Childhood is not preparation for adulthood it is a part of life. A. Neill

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt

Thank goodness my education was neglected. Beatrix Potter

To make the most of this homeschooling life, we need to create the conditions for our children to thrive. Indoor and outdoor environments rich with imaginative play, natural objects, interesting people, good books, art supplies, and organic experiences, to name a few. And above all, a parent committed to letting them explore, learn and grow at their own pace. Ainsley Arment

These principles derive not merely from the homeschooling movement but from contemporary research into how children learn. David Guterson

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. Fred Rogers

Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor. Kierkegaard

As with everything else about children’s behavior, there’s nothing like a good role model. If you value play, your child will, too Madeline Levine

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

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child’s natural bent. Plato

Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take the walls away. Erin Kenny

What do parents owe their young that is more important than a warm and trusting connection to the Earth? Theodore Roszak

Children are born persons. Charlotte Mason

I hope you enjoy reading this collection of homeschool quotes. Let me know which one you like most.