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70+ Best Education Quotes by Famous People

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Some kids don’t see the value of education – yet. As parents and educators, it is our job to make sure that they take the right path and hopefully have a successful life. Education is can define a person’s character and future. More so, quality education can make a lasting change and impact on society.

We decided to compile 70+ of the best education quotes by famous and important people in history. We included education quotes especially for children and women too. We hope that these wise sayings will inspire and motivate you and your child to live a life of learning.

Children’s Education Quotes

“Do not train a child to learn by force or 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

“[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” ― Jim Henson

 “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” ― Aristotle

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

“We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

“Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning.” ― Anton Chekhov

“Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.” ― Steven Spielberg

“Learning is the key to success in life and there is no limit to skills children can acquire.”

“The future starts with the next generation. With education, we are empowering our youth and deciding what kind of world they will live in.”

Women Education Quotes

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” ― Malala Yousafzai

“Education is very important. The more education a woman has the more she is looked down upon. Nothing comes easy for a woman, and that is why she is tough. She has to earn everything she works hard for—that’s fine, and honestly, it isn’t an issue. Hard work grooms a woman to be a powerful force.” ― Charlena E. Jackson

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” ― Michelle Obama

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young

“I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ― Malala Yousafzai

“If you are in a country that is progressive, the woman is progressive. If you’re in a country that reflects the consciousness toward the importance of education, it’s because the woman is aware of the importance of education. But in every backward country you’ll find the women are backward, and in every country where education is not stressed its because the women don’t have education.” ― Malcolm X

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” ― Kavita N. Ramdas

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” ― Virginia Woolf

“Education can never stop! “The more we read, the more we learn. The more we learn, the fuller life seems.” – L.M Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“If girls and women have good education and opportunities to go on in life, they can help to break down the walls of envy and misunderstanding, to give new meaning to culture and history, to establish a sense of personal security for individual men and women, not just a collective security that crushes individuality.” Nelson Mandela

Reading and Books Quotes

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ― Groucho Marx

“Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.” ― Gustave Flaubert

“Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goes out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.” ― Cicero

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ― Mark Twain

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles W. Eliot

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Reading is the key that unlocks the door of creativity.” – Agatha Christie

“Reading has always been the best form of entertainment. There’s something special about immersing yourself in another world and the characters you meet there.”

Quotes About the Importance of Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela

“Education is a right, not a privilege; it is an opportunity, not an entitlement.” -Arne Duncan

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

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

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.” ― Thomas Paine

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” ― Robert Frost

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.” ― Charlotte Brontë

“Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” ― Aristotle

“The purpose of a good education is to show you that there are three sides to a two-sided story.” ― Stanley Fish

“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.” ― Confucius

“It’s a universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.” ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

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

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ― Jim Rohn

“Learning is never easy, but it’s worth every second.”

“”The question is not how will you work if you lose your job; the question is how will you find one if you don’t have an education?” – Tony Bennet

Inspirational Education Quotes

“Invest in knowledge and keep it close to you. The wise store up treasures where moth of rust cannot corrupt them or thieves break in and steal them” – Proverbs 22: 8

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

““We are all born with genius, but most of us are squelched, either by our parents, our teachers, our society. We go to great schools but they do not teach us the thing we need to know: how to live.” -Robin Williams

“Education is not the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire.” -W.B. Yeats

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” ― Oscar Wilde

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ― Maya Angelou

“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

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ― Aristotle

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

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

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

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” ― Malcolm X

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ― Albert Einstein

“The most important single ingredient in any successful educational system is . . . good teachers.”- David Sarnoff

“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.” ― Heath L. Buckmaster

“I don’t want to believe. I want to know.” ― Carl Sagan

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

“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.” ― Baruch Spinoza

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.” Carl Rogers

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” David M. Burns

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” Lloyd Alexander

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John R. Wooden

“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.” Abraham Maslow

“Great minds get to learn from other great minds at school”

“If something has deep meaning for you, understand more about it. Teach others what you’ve learnt with”

“Truly, education is the most powerful tool for change we have!⁣”

“When you teach another person, you don’t teach them the subject that is in your head. You instead teach them how to think.” – Susan Sippey

“Education brings great changes in the lives of those who strive the most.” – Karl Potter

“For teachers, knowledge is not a fixed commodity that can be easily transmitted by rote. It is a fluid, complex, and interactive process of exchange.” – Chinua Achebe

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