200+ Inspirational Education Quotes

The Importance of Education in Life

Education is the foundation of a successful life. It is education that differentiates us from other people and gives us respect, name, fame, and money also. Education helps a person to develop many skills like knowledge, understanding, focus, patience, a positive mindset, problem-solving skills, a positive attitude, and many more.

When a child is born his education starts, he sees new things and learns about them, he learns to talk, he learns to walk, he learns to speak, and it is education that helps him to differentiate between good and bad.

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Education Quotes helps you to develop positive mindset so that you can stay calm and motivated, because these skills can lead to success no matter how difficult path is.

1. “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.” – Denis Waitley

2. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

3. “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.” – Steve Irwin

4. “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” – Chinese proverb

5. “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.” – John F. Kennedy

6. “The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.” – George Eastman

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

8. “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.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

9. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Maimonides

10. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford

11. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B. F. Skinner

12. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

13. “Education is the vaccine of violence.” – Edward James Olmos

14. “Education is the transmission of civilization.” – Will Durant

15. “Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.” – Brigham Young

16. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

17. “Education is the mother of leadership.” – Wendell Willkie

18. “Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.” – Ernest Dimnet

19. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” – Socrates

20. “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

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21. “Education is the best provision for old age.” – Aristotle

22. “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

23. “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.” – Chanakya

24. “Education is the art of making man ethical.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

25. “Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.” – Dr. John G. Hibben

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

27. “Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” – Plato

28. “Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.” – Bob Beauprez

29. “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

30. “Education is one thing no one can take away from you.” – Elin Nordegren

31. “Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilitie. ‘that’s training or instructio’. but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.” – Thomas Moore

32. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – WB Yeats

33. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

34. “Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.” – Shakuntala Devi

35. “Education is no longer thought of as a preparation for adult life, but as a continuing process of growth and development from birth until death.” – Stephen Mitchell

36. “Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know.” – George Boas

37. “Education is helping the child realize his potentialities.” – Eric Fromm

38. “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” – Marian Wright Edelman

39. “Education is everything, education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do.” – Ciara

40. “Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant

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Children’s Education Quotes Inspirational

41. “Education is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open children’s hearts and minds to the unbelievable wonder of the universe.” – Sir Anthony Seldon

42. “Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward.” – George Weah

43. “Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” – Edward Everett

44. “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

45. “Education… is painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning, by praise, but above all — by example.” – John Ruskin

46. “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

47. “Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.” – Mark Twain

48. “Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.” – Pete Seeger

49. “Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” – Anatole France

50. “The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William Burroughs

51. “The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think — rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.” – Bill Beattie

52. “Great education is a combination of a supporting environment, dedicated teachers and students who take joy in learning.” – Hermann J Steinherr

53. “The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.” – John Ruskin

54. “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” – John F. Kennedy

55. “The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.” – Tyron Edwards

56. “The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” – Jean Piaget

57. “To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.” – Muriel Spark

58. “A child miseducated is a child lost.” – John F. Kennedy

59. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier

60. “Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

Education Quotes Inspirational for Teachers

61. “That best academy, a mother’s knee.” – James Russell Lowell

62. “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” – Herbert Spencer

63. “A good education is a foundation for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren

64. “A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.” – Horace Mann

65. “A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” – Helen Keller

66. “All things good to know are difficult to learn.” – Greek proverb

67. “All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” – Martin H. Fischer

68. “America is the best half-educated country in the world.” – Nicholas M. Butler

69. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

70. “By seeking and blundering we learn.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

71. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia

72. “The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Hellen Keller

73. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

75. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

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

77. “Every artist was at first an amateur.” – Ralph W. Emerson

78. “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo

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

80. “I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.” – Steven Wright

81. “I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.” – Annie Dillard

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

83. “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

84. “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” – Epictetus

85. “Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.” – Chinese proverb

86. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb

87. “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” – Claire Fagin

88. “Learning without thought is a labor lost, thought without learning is perilous.” – Confucius

89. “Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education.” – John Hersey

90. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

91. “Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.” – Dr. W. Edwards Deming

92. “Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.” – Claude Bernard

93. “Men, in teaching others, learn themselves.” – Thomas Lodge

94. “Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.” – Mark Twain

95. “Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.” – Benjamin Disraeli

96. “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov

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

98. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

99. “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” – Gloria Steinem

100. “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” – Diogenes of Sinope

101. “The learning process continues until the day you die.” – Kirk Douglas

102. “The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson

103. “The purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris

104. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris

105. “The years teach much which the days never know.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

106. “What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.” – Wendell Phillips

107. “When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.” – Michelle Obama

108. “Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.” – Euripides

109. “You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius

110. “Your library is your paradise.” – Desiderius Erasmus

111. “You live and learn. At any rate, you live.” – Douglas Adams

112. “You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond

113. “The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

114. “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” – Henry Ford

115. “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” – Mark Twain

116. “A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.” – Roy H. Williams

117. “Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

118. “But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.” – Kathy Ireland

119. “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

120. “Education makes a greater difference between man and man than nature has made between man and brute.” – John Adams

121. “Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” – Peter Brougham

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

123. “Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of both mind and body will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.” – Thomas Jefferson

124. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer

125. “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” – Aristotle

126. “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

127. “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

128. “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

129. “It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.” – Agnes Repplierg

130. “It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time – for we are bound by that – but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.” – T.S. Eliot

131. “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” – Thomas Jefferson

132. “It is personal. That’s what an education does. It makes the world personal.” – Cormac McCarthy

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

134. “I’ve learned… that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.” – Andy Rooney

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

136. “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

137. “Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime educators.” – A. Bronson Alcott

138. “People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.” – Bill Vaughan

139. “The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.” – Confucius

140. “The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.” – Voltaire

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

142. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.” – Mortimer Adler

143. “Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.” – Abraham Lincoln

144. “What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.” – Henry David Thoreau

145. “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” – Walter Cronkite

146. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

147. “The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table—all of that starts with education.” – Michelle Obama

148. “Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves.” – Euripides

149. “Ignorance is a disease, and the only effective vaccine is a High Quality Education.”

150. “We have found a cure for all the diseases that are currently plaguing mankind, it’s called improving education and making a high quality education available to every human being on earth.”

151. “The best way to fight poverty is to empower people through access to quality education.” – John Legend

152. “A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.” – Charles Rangel

153. “ne of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so.” – Christine Gregoire

154. “very child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education.” – Bill Frist

155. “Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.” – Desmond Tutu

156. “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” – John Ruskin

157. “There are so many people around the world in need of high-quality education and really starving for education.” – Daphne Koller

158. “But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students.” – Roy Barnes

159. “What we need is an education system that works for every child, not a select few. This starts with providing a quality education for our youngest Americans so they can learn, grow, and become prosperous citizens.” – Marc Veasey

160. “We have the ability to provide quality education to every child on earth right now.” – Adam Braun

161. “The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams.” – Ed Markey


162. “True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth.”

163. “What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education.”

164. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

165. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.”

166. “Literacy in itself is no education. Literacy is not the end of education or even the beginning. By education, I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man-body, mind and spirit.”

167. “Basic education links the children, whether of the cities or the villages, to all that is best and lasting in India.”

168. “Education should be so revolutionized as to answer the wants of the poorest villager, instead of answering those of an imperial exploiter.”

169. “The future depends on what we do in the present.”

170. “There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.”

171. “If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating children.”


172. “Some of the brightest minds in the country can be found on last benches of the class room.”

173. “Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, and knowledge makes you great.”

174. “Black color” is sentimental bad but every black board makes the student life better.”

175. “One of the important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.”

176. “Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.”

177. “Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self respect.”

178. “The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise…Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.”

179. “Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion..”

180. “Creativity is the key to success in the future and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.”

181. “Ultimately, education in its real sense is the pursuit of truth. It is endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment.”

182. “Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.”

183. “Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.”

184. “Educationists should build capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.”

185. “If you want to success try to learn from failure story.”

186. “Your best teacher is your last mistake.”

187. “Without your involvement you can’t succeed. With your involvement you can’t fail.”

188. “The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the class room.”

189. “Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message, Read failure stories; you will get some ideas to get success.”

190. “Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimensions.”

191. “All of us do not have equal talent. But all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”


192. “Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life.”

193. “What makes one man great and another weak and low is shraddha (concentration).”

194. “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.”

195. “A nation is advanced in proportion to education and intelligence spread among the masses.”

196. “Blows are what awaken us and help to break the dream.”

197. “All that man has to do is to take care of three things; good thought, good word, good deed.”

198. “Slave wants power to make slaves.”

199. “If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.”

200. “Infinite patience, infinite purity and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause.”

201. “Instinct is like ice, reason is the water, and inspiration is the subtlest form of vapour.”

202. “He who can become mad with an idea, he alone sees light.”

203. “All the strength and succour you want is within yourself. Therefore make your own future.”

204. “Anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject as poison.”

205. “Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others.”

206. “Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.”

207. “The greatest religion is to be true to your own future.”

208. “Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.”

209. “Self-sacrifice, indeed, is the basis of all civilisations.”

210. “If the poor cannot come to education, education must reach them, at the plough, in the bakery factory, elsewhere.”

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211. “I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.”

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

213. “The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.”

214. “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.”

215. “Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders.”

216. “Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savour their songs.”

217. “No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.”

218. “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”

219. “It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this have small imaginations.”

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