90+ Best Quotes About Children Learning: Exclusive Selection

Children and teenagers learn by observing, listening, exploring, experimenting and asking questions. Inspirational quotes about children learning will inspire growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Quotes About Children Learning

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

It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns as long as we are encouraging them not to stop. – Robert John Meehan

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

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

Children just need the time, space, and permission to be kids. – Angela Hanscom

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

A child’s learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher. – James S. Coleman

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

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. – Dr. Haim Ginott

quotes about children learning

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

A child looks up at the stars and wonders. Great fathers put a child on his shoulders and helps them to grab a star. – Reed Markham

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. – Roger Lewin

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

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

Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy. – Glenn Beck

I think someone should explain to the child that it’s OK to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. – Maya Angelou

Never help a child with a task that they feel they can complete themselves. – Maria Montessori

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

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. – John Lubbock

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. – Harold Hulbert

Soon the child learns that there are strangers, and ceases to be a child. – Max Muller

I agree that a love of reading is a great gift for a parent to pass on to his or her child. – Ann Brashares

I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline. – Fred Rogers

famous quotes about children learning

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. – Benjamin Franklin

To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

A child, when it begins to speak, learns what it is that it knows. – John Hall Wheelock

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

Teach your child to hold his tongue; he’ll learn fast enough to speak. – Benjamin Franklin

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

The child learns more of the virtues needed in modern life-of fairness, of justice, of comradeship, of collective interest and action-in a common school than can be taught in the most perfect family circle. – Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety. – Abraham Maslow

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

The real key to learning something quickly is to take a deliberate, intelligent approach to your learning. – Lindsay Kolowich

Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. – Dr. Haim Ginott

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance. – Confucius

Children need to be challenged and pushed, not to the point where they give up but to the point where they think: Wow, look at me go! – Robert John Meehan

encouraging quotes about children learning

Everybody’s a teacher if you listen. – Doris Roberts

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

Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety. – Rose Kennedy

Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing. – Madeline Hunter

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. – Alfred Mercier

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. – Ignacio Estrada

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. – Dr. David M. Burns

It’s not what is poured into a student, but what is planted. – L. Conway

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

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. – Elbert Hubbard

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. – Benjamin Disraeli

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any. – Fred Astaire

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

What a child can do today with assistance, she will be able to do by herself tomorrow. – Lev S. Vygotsky

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

A watched child never learns. – Robert Brault

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardour and diligence. – Abigail Adams

Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. – Rabindranath Tagore

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether. – Roy H. Williams

Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding. – Robert John Meehan

Being a mother has been my greatest teacher and also the most self-sacrificing thing I’ve ever done. – Katey Sagal

By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man; body, mind and spirit. – Mahatma Gandhi

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. – Stacia Tauscher

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

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

Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places that they could not imagine. – Yawar Baig

greatest quotes about children learning

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. – Dr. Seuss

A child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him. – Pablo Casals

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults. – F. Douglas

If you don’t feel safe as a child, you can’t learn. – Lady Gaga

Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. – Rabindranath Tagore

To take children seriously is to value them for who they are right now rather than adults-in-the-making. – Alfie Kohn

Every day, in a 100 small ways, our children ask, ‘Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?’ Their behavior often reflects our response. – L.R. Knost

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. – Maya Angelou

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires. – Paulo Coelho

You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen. – Vince Gowmon

My parents encouraged thought. You’ll get through life better if you learn how to think. – Holly Near

Love is the supreme form of communication. In the hierarchy of needs, love stands as the supreme developing agent of the humanity of the person. As such, the teaching of love should be the central core of all early childhood curriculum with all other subjects growing naturally out of such teaching. – Ashley Montagu

Remember: everyone in the classroom has a story that leads to misbehavior or defiance. 9 times out of 10, the story behind the misbehavior won’t make you angry. It will break your heart. – Annette Breaux

I believe that a parent’s role is to provide a path or opportunity for their children. – David Soul

I really love being human. But some days I really wish I could be fairy. – Greta

The work of education is divided between the teacher and the environment. – Maria Montessori

If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow. – Alfie Kohn

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

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein

Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves. – Jean Piaget

The best way to make children good is to make them happy. – Oscar Wilde

Encouraging a child means that one or more of the following critical life messages are coming through, either by word or by action: I believe in you, I trust you, I know you can handle this, You are listened to, You are cared for, You are very important to me. – Barbara Coloroso

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

Teachers are those who help us in resolving problems which, without them, we wouldn’t have. – Unknown

If you trust play, you will not have to control your child’s development as much. Play will raise the child in ways you can never imagine. – Vince Gowmon

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

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