100 Education Quotes of All Time

1. Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.    -William Allin

2. I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. – Edith Ann,

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

4. A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. – Anonymous

5. A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. – John Ciardi

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

7. 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

8. When educating the mind of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.  –Dalai Lama

9. 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

10. An educated people can be easily governed. -Frederick The Great

11. Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. –Malcolm S. Forbes

12. You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.  –Frank Lloyd Wright

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

14. Education is the best  provision for old age.   -Aristotle

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

16. Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. -Abraham Lincoln

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

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

19. Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbour was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.  –Helen Keller

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

21. If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. -Jim Rohn

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

23.  The roots of education are bitter but the fruits are sweet.  -Aristotle

24. It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.  –T.S. Eloit

25. 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

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

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

28.  No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  –Eleanor Roosevelt

29. The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.  –John Locke

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

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

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

33. Facts don’t cease to exist because they are ignored. – Aldous Huxley

34. Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. If a person studies too much and exhausts his reflective powers, he will be confused, and will not be able to apprehend even that which had been within the power of his apprehension. For the powers of the body are all alike in this respect.  -Maimonides

36. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.   – Chinese Proverb

37.  Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.  – David Bly

38.  Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible. – Richard Feynmann

39. You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.
– Mahatma Gandhi

40.  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

41. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
– Thomas Edison

42. Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty.

43. To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.  – Marilyn Vos Savant

44. Yes, there’s such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o’clock in the morning. You’ll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o’clock in the morning.  – Louis Nizer

45. People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.  -Bill Vaughan

46. 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

47.  You will ever remember that all the end of study is to make you a good man and a useful citizen.   -John Adams

48. The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.   – Antisthenes

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

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

51. The difference between school and life? 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

52. Yu can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light.   -Edward Abbey

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

54. Learn something new every day under the sun. You will never get old if you do.  – Lois Bey

55. You   study hard, always do your best, and look what happens.    – Notorious movie

56. 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

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

58. Do  not train children in learning 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

59.  There’s money, and then there’s class. The two are often separated.  – Kate Jacobs

60. It does not matter where you go and what you study, what matters most is what you share with yourself and the world. – Santosh Kalwar

61. The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.
– Robert J. Kibbee

62.  Don’t let the university get in the way of your education. – Raymond Brown

63. Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. – Louis Hector Berlioz

64.  An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field. – Niels Bohr

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

66. Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.  – Laurence J. Peter

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

68. Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.  – Albert Einstein

69. Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.  – Heinrich Heine

70. Experience is not what happens to you. It is  what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

71. He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. – John Cotton Dana

72. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  – Henry Brooks Adams

73.  What  we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
-George Bernard Shaw

74.  Good  teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don’t  know.  – R. Verdi

75. Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.  – Perelman

76. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
-Albert Einstein

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

78. Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.  -Vernon Law

79. I may have said the same thing before. But my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.                 -Oscar Wilde

80. The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

82. Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
– Ambrose Bierce

83. Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively. -R.D. Clyde

84. Education costs money, but then so does ignorance. -Sir Claus Moser

85.  In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad. -Friedrich Nietzsche

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

87. A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear.   -James B. Stockdale

88. An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make the living.  -Anonymous

89. Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.  – Henry Peter Brougham

90. It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.  -Alec Bourne

91. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.  -J. Bronowski,

92. The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

93. A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.   -Thomas Carruthers

94. The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.  -Cicero

95. 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

96. I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.  -Socrates

97. Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.  – Chinese Proverb

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

99. I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and  special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think. -Anne Sullivan    100. Each book first begins with a little idea. – Dick Bruna

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Elvis Boniface

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