Education Quotes

A new school year is an exciting time for everyone, whether you’re a teacher or a student. These educational quotations can get you in the mood to teach and study at any moment.

The school pushes us out of our comfort zones, instills in us the ability to dream large, and motivates us to reach our full potential.

We’ve compiled a compilation of the best education quotations regarding school, learning, and teaching to honor everything that education has to offer.

As you prepare for another school year, whether you’re a parent, a student, or a teacher, we’ve got you covered.

160+ Education Quotes to Honor Everything That Education Has to Offer

Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.___Oprah Winfrey

Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.___Oprah Winfrey

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


Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.___John Dewey

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.___John Dewey

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.___Herbert Spencer


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

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

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.― St. Augustine


Education is the art of making man ethical. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Education is the art of making man ethical. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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


Only the educated are free.__Epictetus


Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.― Walter Cronkite

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.― Walter Cronkite

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.___Socrates


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

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

Education is the transmission of civilization. – Will Durant


The past has no power over the present moment.― Eckhart Tolle

The past has no power over the present moment.― Eckhart Tolle

Quotes about Education

If you’re starting a new year or semester of school, or if you’re not sure where your knowledge will lead you next, look no further than these motivational education quotes.

Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.___Plato


Education is the mother of leadership. – Wendell Willkie

Education is the mother of leadership. – Wendell Willkie

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


It is clearly absurd to limit the term ‘education’ to a person’s formal schooling.___Murray N. Rothbard


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

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

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.___Martin Fisher


Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.___Shakuntala Devi


The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.― Thomas Paine

The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.― Thomas Paine

Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.__Ernest Dimnet


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

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

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


Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.__Stephen Hawking

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.__Stephen Hawking

Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.___George Carlin


Even the genius asks questions.___Tupac Shakur


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

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

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France


Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do.___Bruce Lee


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

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

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.___Albert Einstein


If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.― Frank Zappa


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

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

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.___W.B. Yeats


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


Marriage can wait, education cannot.― Khaled Hosseini

Marriage can wait, education cannot.― Khaled Hosseini

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.___Robert Frost


Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.___Aristotle


Development is a series of rebirths.___Maria Montessori

Development is a series of rebirths.___Maria Montessori

What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.__Buddha


Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.___Martin Luther King, Jr.


The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.― Plutarch

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.― Plutarch

Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.___Kofi Annan


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


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

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

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


To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.___Muriel Spark


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

[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.― Jim Henson

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned. – Mark Twain


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


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


Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.― Leonardo da Vinci


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


Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.___George Washington Carver


Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.___Shakuntala Devi


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


Learning Quotes

I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.___Abraham Lincoln


Anything worth doing well is worth doing poorly at first.___Ray Congdon


It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.___Wendell Berry


It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.― James Baldwin


The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.___Voltaire


Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.___Dr. W. Edwards Deming


Yesterday I was clever, so I changed the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.___Rumi


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


Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever.___Mahatma Gandhi


The learning process continues until the day you die.___Kirk Douglas


Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci


Ignorance is the parent of fear.― Herman Melville


The doer alone learneth.___Friedrich Nietzsche


Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.___Abigail Adams


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


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


The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to close it again on something solid.___G.K. Chesterton


A little learning is a dangerous thing. – Alexander Pope


Being a student is easy. Learning requires actual work.___William Crawford


A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.__Mark Twain


Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.___Chinese Proverb


The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.___B.B. King


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


Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.___Benjamin Franklin


Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.___Henry Ford


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


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


It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.___Harry S. Truman


It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.___Claude Bernard


Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.___Vernon Howard


All learning has an emotional base. – Plato


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


A plant needs roots in order to grow. With man it is the other way around: only when he grows does he have roots and feels at home in the world.___Eric Hoffer


By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.___Confucius


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.__Benjamin Franklin


Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.___Anthony J. D’Angelo


Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.___Claude Bernard


Be curious, not judgmental.___Walt Whitman


You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking. – Lyndon B. Johnson


Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.___Abigail Adams


I’m still learning.___Michelangelo


The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.___Michel Legrand


For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.___Aristotle


School Quotes

A brand-new desk, a set of sharpened pencils, and the first page of a new workbook… There aren’t many days that compare to school days!

With these amazing school quotes, appreciate all phases of education and their significance in creating our futures, from kindergarten to college.

If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work.___Richard Livingstone


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


What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.__Harold Howe


School made us ‘literate’ but did not teach us to read for pleasure.__Ambeth Ocampo


Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.___Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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


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


The pathway to educational excellence lies within each school.___Terrance Deal


We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.___Carol Burnett


It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.___Agnes Repplierg


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


I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.__Mark Twain


School is a place that provides education, and education is the key to life.____Unknown


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.___Benjamin Franklin


In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.___Robert T. Kiosaki


The human mind is our fundamental resource.___John F. Kennedy


Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.__Dr. Seuss


The fundamental purpose of school is learning, not teaching. – Richard DuFour


What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.___Chuck Grassley


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


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


I’m not going to school just for the academics – I wanted to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning.___Emma Watson


I think school is a place where thinking should be taught. – Edward de Bono


School prepares you for the real world… which also bites.___Jim Benton


There’s no use going to school unless your final destination is the library.___Ray Bradbury


The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book for everything.___Robert Frost


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


Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else.___James E. Faust


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


Education begins at home. You can’t blame the school for not putting into your child what you don’t put into him.____Geoffrey Holder


They spent the first three years of school getting you to pretend stuff and then the rest of it marking you down if you did the same thing.____Margaret Atwood


Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.___Roy T. Bennett


Being a student is easy. Learning requires actual work.___William Crawford


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


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


I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.___Stanley Kubrick


The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.___Franklin D. Roosevelt


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


You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.___Henry Ford


Teaching Quotes

Teachers have the incredible ability to excite young brains.

With these quotations about teachers and teaching, honour individuals who assist children and young people reach their full potential.

A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.___John C. Maxwell


Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.___Malala Yousafzai


A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.___John Henrik Clarke


The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.___Cicero


The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.___C.S. Lewis


Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.___Jacques Barzun


A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.___Ruth Beechick


You teach best what you most need to learn.– Richard Bach


Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.__John Holt


I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.___Alexander the Great


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


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


Education is too important to be left solely to educators.___Francis Keppel


If we want our children to value education, then we must show our appreciation for knowledge.__Brad Sherman


The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.___Joseph Campbell


Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.___Solomon Ortiz


A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.___Thomas Carruthers


The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.___William Arthur Ward


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


I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.___Lily Tomlin


Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.___A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


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