110 Education Quotes

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Here are 110 of the best education quotes I could find. The goal? To inspire you and help you stay motivated to grow on this lifelong adventure. Enjoy!

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Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much. Francis Bacon Click to tweet

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Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning. Bruce Lee Click to tweet

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A dull mind gets bored easily. A curious mind expands forever. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein (Based on this page, this quote is probably not from Einstein) Click to tweet

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A generation of auto-didacts, educated by the Internet and leveraged by technology, will eventually starve the industrial-education system. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

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A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers. Helen Keller Click to tweet

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

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

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Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. Bob Talber Click to tweet

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Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. Jim Henson Click to tweet

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A room without books is like a body without a soul. Cicero Click to tweet

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The person who asks questions is more helpful than the person who offers advice. James Clear Click to tweet

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The highest result of education is tolerance. Helen Keller Click to tweet

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Only the autodidacts are free. Nassim Nicholas Taleb Click to tweet

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They know enough who know how to learn. Henry Adams Click to tweet

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The Best Education Quotes

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The more you make it easy for your kids, the more you remove the struggle necessary for learning. Maxime Lagacé

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. United Negro College Fund Click to tweet

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

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

The giving of love is an education in itself. Eleanor Roosevelt

Lasting novels don’t come from literature departments. Successful businesses don’t come from business schools. Scientific revolutions don’t come from research universities. Get your education, then get moving. Find the loners tinkering at the edge. Naval Ravikant

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. Chinese proverb

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. Chinese proverb

Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind. John Dewey Click to tweet

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People learn more on their own rather than being force fed. Socrates

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero Click to tweet

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

Free education is abundant, all over the Internet. It’s the desire to learn that’s scarce. Naval Ravikant

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

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

Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival. W. Edwards Deming

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

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

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t. Bill Nye

Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action. Jim Rohn

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

Part 2. Education Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Education Quotes

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Searching for a famous education quote or famous author? Check out these sayings by Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Victor Hugo, Einstein, etc.
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The learned man knows that he is ignorant. Victor Hugo

I am still learning. Michelangelo Click to tweet

Learning never exhausts the mind. Leonardo da Vinci

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

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Mark Twain Click to tweet

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

Failure is success if we learn from it. Malcolm Forbes

You can never be overdressed or overeducated. Oscar Wilde

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open. James Dewar

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

All I have learned, I learned from books. Abraham Lincoln

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

My education was interrupted only by my schooling. Winston Churchill

The most necessary learning is that which unlearns evil. Antisthenes

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

As long as you live, keep learning how to live. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Short Education Quotes

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One-liners, short education quotes, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France

To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert

Responsibility educates. Wendell Phillips

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

The world exists for the education of each man. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is a poor teacher. Robert Kiyosaki

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Even a fool learns something once it hits him. Homer

Much learning does not teach understanding. Heraclitus

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. Diogenes

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. Chinese proverb

There is no failure. Only feedback. Robert Allen

When you learn, teach. When you get, give. Maya Angelou Click to tweet

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Inspirational Education Quotes

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If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. Ludwig Wittgenstein

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. Nora Roberts

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Education is supposed to juice your curiosity, not diminish or sate it. Walter Isaacson

Every person with a smartphone and a pair of headphones has access to the kind of education that was once reserved for the sons of aristocracy. The Stoic Emperor

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be. Rita Pierson

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

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. Aristotle

Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen. Lee Iacocca Click to tweet

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. John D. Rockefeller

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Funny And Surprising Education Sayings

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You know how to tell if the teacher is hung over? Movie Day. Jay Mohr

To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul. Marcus Tullius Cicero

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones

Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for. Jerry Seinfeld

Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime. Red Skelton

The human brain is special. It starts working as soon as you get up and it doesn’t stop until you get to school. Milton Berle

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Mark Twain

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. Mark Twain

When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble. Mark Twain

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

The Seinfeld motto: No learning, no hugging. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students. Robin Williams Click to tweet

Teachers are those who help us in resolving problems which, without them, we wouldn’t have. Unknown

Marriage can wait, education cannot. Khaled Hosseini

Education Proverbs For Value Packed Wisdom

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When the student is ready, the master appears. Buddhist proverb

If a seed of a lettuce will not grow, we do not blame the lettuce. Instead, the fault lies with us for not having nourished the seed properly. Buddhist proverb

A single conversation with a wise man is better than 10 years of study. Chinese proverb

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. Chinese proverb

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. Chinese proverb

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. Chinese proverb

Wise men may not be learned; learned men may not be wise. Chinese proverb

A stumble may prevent a fall. English proverb

Despise school and remain a fool. German proverb

All things good to know are difficult to learn. Greek proverb

An apprentice near a temple will recite the scriptures untaught. Japanese proverb

Fall down seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. Japanese proverb

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand. Latin proverb Click to tweet

Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. Zen proverb

Part 3. Conclusion

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

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. Eartha Kitt Click to tweet

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

September 19, 2017

Last Update

July 15, 2021

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  1. Hi Maxime, It is said that education is one thing that remains for the longest period of time. As a teacher I believe the saying: “My goal is to translate response into results. Some teachers teach for others to learn, that’s not me. Some teachers teach for others to accomplish, that is me.”
    Great post!

    Thanks for posting!

    1. That’s a beautiful quote Krishnendu, thanks for posting it.
      Another thoughtful quote I like is this one by James Clear: The person who asks questions is more helpful than the person who offers advice.


  2. I really love this! I just graduated and I’m still doubting if I should pursue my Master’s degree. My favorite quote is: Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way. Noam Chomsky.

    1. For some people, school is for them.
      For others, like autodidacts, it’s not.
      It depends on your preferences and if you feel you’re learning.
      Life, traveling, learning new things by yourself and starting a business are great ways to educate yourself too.


  3. Thanks for sharing this wonderful educational quotes collection.
    I love this quote, “Play is the highest form of research.” Albert Einstein

    1. Hi Tia,
      thanks for commenting on Wisdom Quotes!
      There are a lot of beautiful and inspiring quotes by Albert Einstein.
      This one is not an exception.


  4. I wish you had a search engine for the site. I’d spotted a wonderful quote by Nora Roberts that I’d have loved to have referenced just now and couldn’t find it. sigh

    1. There is one here https://wisdomquotes.com/search/
      The quote by Nora Roberts is perhaps this one:
      If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. Nora Roberts

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