57 Quotes About Education You Should Know

Education is a system that encourages learning or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and customs. Courses provide us an appreciation of the world around us and offer us the ability to use that knowledge wisely. Moreover, education lets us develop in a personal, technical and social way. It also allows people to become stronger versions of themselves. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 50 educational quotes to start your day!

“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

“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.” – John F. Kennedy

“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.

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

“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

“Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilitie. ‘that’s training or instructio’. but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.” – Thomas Moore

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

“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

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

“The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.” – Tyron Edwards

“All things good to know are difficult to learn.” – Greek proverb

“All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” – Martin H. Fischer

“America is the best half-educated country in the world.” – Nicholas M. Butler

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

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

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

“The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Hellen Keller

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

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

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

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

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

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

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

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

“I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.” – Annie Dillard

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Andy McIntyre

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

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” – Epictetus

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

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb

“Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” – Claire Fagin

“Learning without thought is a labor lost, thought without learning is perilous.” – Confucius

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

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.” – Dr. W. Edwards Deming

“Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.” – Claude Bernard

“Men, in teaching others, learn themselves.” – Thomas Lodge

“Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.” – Mark Twain

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

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov

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

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” – Gloria Steinem

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

“The learning process continues until the day you die.” – Kirk Douglas

“The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson

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

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

“The years teach much which the days never know.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.” – Michelle Obama

“Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.” – Euripides

“You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius

“Your library is your paradise.” – Desiderius Erasmus

“You live and learn. At any rate, you live.” – Douglas Adams

“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond

“The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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