Top # 100+ Education Quotes
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.
Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
There is, in fact, no teaching without learning. One requires the other.
I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays, and have things arranged for them, that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. – Agatha Christie
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
It is not the case that teaching necessarily implies learning. What teaching implies is merely the intention to bring about learning.
No man who worships education has got the best out of education…. Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete. ~G.K. Chesterton
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning. – Agnes Repplierg
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
The education of the twentieth century will develop the heart as well as the intellect. ~G. Stanley Hall (1846–1924)
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. – Albert Einstein
All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing and not moving toward excellence.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~Sydney J. Harris
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ― Mark Twain
Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make a life. ~Author Unknown
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” ― Oscar Wilde
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. – Albert Einstein
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. ~Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok
Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can. − Carol Ann Tomlinson
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. – Abraham Maslow
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
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.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain
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
Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. ~G.M. Trevelyan
States and Provinces and curricula around the world track students by age. This practice is so common that we do not think of it as tracking. With few exceptions, a six year old must go into first grade even if that six year old is not ready or was ready for the grade one year earlier. – Zalman Usiskin
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo
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
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
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
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
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. ~Abraham Flexner
Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. – G. M. Trevelyan
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
Education makes a people easy to lead
but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. – Peter Brougham
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you’re too damned old to do anything about it. – Jimmy Connors
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. ~Robert Maynard Hutchins
If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. – Ludwig Wittgenstein
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ― Maya Angelou
“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
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog. ~Mark Twain
We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them.
“The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ― Walter Cronkite
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
“In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. ~Will Durant
“An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make a life.” — Source Unknown
People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.
“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” — Malcolm Forbes
Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.