Education Quotes Based on Inspiration & Motivation, Teaching, Learning

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Sometimes you just need something really smart to say to inspire and motivate yourself and those around you.  And, if you are like me, those times don’t come around every moment of the day. Luckily there are people who have had flashes of brilliance throughout history when talking about the concept of education, teaching and learning and someone even smarter wrote it down. These quotes will make your students and fellow staff think you are a deep and intellectual thinker and hopefully inspire and motivate them too. 

We have collected 30 Education Quotes based on Inspiration and Motivation, Teaching, Learning and Education. Let's enjoy!

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Education Quotes

1. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” 

― Mahatma Gandhi


2. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” 

― Mark Twain


3. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” 

― Oscar Wilde


4. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” 

― Brigham Young


5. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” 

― Augustine of Hippo


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

― Nelson Mandela


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

― Maya Angelou


8. “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” 

― Walter Cronkite


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

― Robert Frost


10. “The past has no power over the present moment.” 

― Eckhart Tolle


11. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” 

― Margaret Mead


12. “Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.” 

― Steven Spielberg


13. “The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.” 

― Thomas Paine, A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America


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

― Confucius


15. “Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” 

― Mark Twain


16. “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” 

― Frank Zappa


17. “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” 

― Martin Luther King Jr.


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

― Aristotle


19. “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” 

― C.S. Lewis


20. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” 

― Robert Frost


21. “Marriage can wait, education cannot.” 

― Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns


22. “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” 

― Nelson Mandela


23. “Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” 

― E.M. Forster


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

― Plutarch


25. “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


26. “Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. ” 

― Jane Austen


27. “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” 

― Leonardo da Vinci


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

― C.S. Lewis


29. “[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” 

― Jim Henson, It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider


30. “Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.” 

― G.K. Chesterton


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