Quotes on Education


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

  2. “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.

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

  4. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

  5. “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

  6. “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

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

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

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

  10. “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm Forbes

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

  12. “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” – Allan Bloom

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

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

  15. “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” – John F. Kennedy

  16. “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

  17. “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln

  18. “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

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

  20. “Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

  21. “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” – Robert Frost

  22. “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” – Plato

  23. “In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.” – Mark Twain

  24. “The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child’s home.” – William Temple

  25. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

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

  27. “Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” – Anatole France

  28. “Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.” – Alice Miller

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

  30. ‘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

  31. “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” – Albert Einstein

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

  33. “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

  34. “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

  35. “Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

  36. “A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.” – Norman Cousins
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  39. “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo

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

  41. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

  42. “If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.” – Galileo Galilei

  43. “He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” – William Godwin

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

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

  46. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein

  47. “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

  48. “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” – Diogenes

  49. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Maimonides

  50. “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” – Abigail Adams

  51. “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who 
  52. reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

  53. “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” – Herbert Spencer

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

  55. “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” – Thomas Jefferson

  56. “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

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

  58. “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

  59. “I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.” – Carl Sagan

  60. “All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one.” – Malala Yousafzai

  61. “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

  62. “To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” – Edmund Burke

  63. “Your library is your paradise.” – Desiderius Erasmus

  64. “Education is all a matter of building bridges.” – Ralph Ellison

  65. “Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.” – Charles Barkley

  66. “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.” – Gail Godwin

  67. “I will get my education – if it is in home, school, or anyplace.” – Malala Yousafzai

  68. “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

  69. “Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

  70. “A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.” – Horace Mann

  71. “If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers – if that’s where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets.” – Maynard James Keenan

  72. “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” – Robert M. Hutchins

  73. “An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.” – Anatole France

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

  75. “Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

  76. “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” – Oscar Wilde

  77. “Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” – G. M. Trevelyan

  78. “An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious – just dead wrong.” – Russell Baker

  79. “From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.” – Dick Cheney

  80. “A child miseducated is a child lost.” – John F. Kennedy

  81. “Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.” – Horace Mann

  82. “To the extent that we are all educated and informed, we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us.” – Caroline Kennedy

  83. “Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.” – Clifford Stoll

  84. “The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

  86. “Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.” – Horace Mann

  87. “If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.” – Cornelius Vanderbilt
  88. “I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.” – Michel de Montaigne

  89. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B. F. Skinner
  90. “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson

  91. “Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They’re both important and schools are forgetting one of them.” – Robert Kiyosaki

  92. “A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.” – A. Bartlett Giamatti

  93. “I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.” – Tallulah Bankhead

  94. “Responsibility educates.” – Wendell Phillips

  95. “I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.” – Tallulah Bankhead

  96. “Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?” – Erich Fromm

  97. “Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.” – Ezra Pound

  98. “I need to complete my homework on time.” – Malala Yousafzai

  99. “It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.” – Harvey S. Firestone

  100. “What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.” – Joseph Addison

  101. “No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

  102. “Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.” – Blaise Pascal

  103. “I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.” – Al McGuire

  104. “Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.” – Zhuangzi

  105. “Education is the transmission of civilization.” – Will Durant

  106. “The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.” – George Santayana

  107. “An educated people can be easily governed.” – Frederick the Great

  108. “The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That’s one thing about a little 
  109. education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.” – Will Rogers

  110. “Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.” – Robert Frost

  111. “To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion.” – Muriel Spark

  112. “An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.” – Alan K. Simpson


  113. “You can educate yourself right out of a relationship with God.

  114. “Education is neither eastern nor western.” – Malala Yousafzai

  115. “Every educated person is a future enemy.” – Martin Bormann

  116. “Education is the cheap defense of nations.” – Edmund Burke

  117. “Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.” – Ambrose Bierce

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

  119. “The education of a man is never completed until he dies.” – Robert E. Lee

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

  121. “Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.” – John Dewey
  122. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  123. “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” – Robert Frost

  124. “It is better to learn late than never.” – Publilius Syrus

  125. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington

  126. “The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William S. Burroughs

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

  128. “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz

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

  131. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

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

  133. “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

  134. “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” – Plato

  135. “All real education is the architecture of the soul.” – William Bennett

  136. “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

  137. “I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.” – Bob Marley

  138. “Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country.” – Nelson Mandela

  139. “Education is the key to the future: You’ve heard it a million times, and it’s not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better-educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects.” – Alex Tabarrok

  140. “For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.” – Plato

  141. “The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.” – Noam Chomsky

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

  143. “The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” – Jean Piaget
  144. “There are many problems, but I think there is a solution to all these problems; it’s just one, and it’s education.” – Malala Yousafzai

  145. “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” – Joseph Stalin

  146. “We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.” – Maria Montessori

  147. “We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man’s estate, is the gift of education.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  148. “Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.” – W. E. B. Du Bois

  149. “Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

  150. “Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity… and these in turn rely on the education of our people.” – Julia Gillard

  151. “The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.” – Michael Jackson

  152. “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” – Frank Zappa

  153. “A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.” – Charles B. 
  154. Rangel

  155. “Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.” – Sonia Sotomayor

  156. “When you have strict censorship of the internet, young students cannot receive a full education. Their view of the world is imbalanced. There can be no true discussion of the issues.” – Ai Weiwei

  157. “Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.” – Kent Conrad

  158. “I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.” – Ronaldinho

  159. “Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” – Aristotle

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

  161. “At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.” – Booker T. Washington

  162. ↝↝Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot↜↜Clarence Thomas

  163. ↯↯Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery↜↜

  164. ↸↸The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.↸↸
  165. “The highest result of education is tolerance⇂↸↸r

  166. ↸↸The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education⇂⇂lutarch

  167. “Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.” – Bob Beauprez

  168. “Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations.” – Ron Lewis

  169. “Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.” – Barbara Jordan

  170. “Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” – Maria Montessori

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