110 Education Quotes That Will Inspire You To Keep Growing

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He's also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he's dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.

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

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

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

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Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein (Probably not from Einstein)

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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A room without books is like a body without a soul. Cicero

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

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The highest result of education is tolerance. Helen Keller

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Only the autodidacts are free. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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They know enough who know how to learn. Henry Adams

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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

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

Podcasts are free. Twitter is free. Wikipedia is free. YouTube is free. We are living in a golden age of self-education. Brian Feroldi (twitter.com)

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

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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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The learned man knows that he is ignorant. Victor Hugo

I am still learning. Michelangelo

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

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

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

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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Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France

To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert

Responsibility educates. Wendell Phillips

A sign of good education: students don’t feel entitled. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

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

Success is a poor teacher. Robert Kiyosaki

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

When you learn, teach. When you get, give. Maya Angelou

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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

When anything can be learned online, the barrier to education is simply motivation, curiosity, and persistence. Anthony Pompliano (twitter.com)

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

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

Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual. Jean Piaget

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

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

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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.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

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.

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

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Originally published

September 19, 2017

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30 comments

    1. Thank you Parinitha!
      Education is indeed the foundation of all great things in life.

      Best,
      Maxime

  1. The more educated our kids are, the greater life they’ll have. 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.

    Thank you.

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