Education - Quotes & Sayings

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


The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.

Jean Piaget

Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.

Christine Gregoire

You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that's the one thing people can't take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment.

Michelle Obama

Education is the movement from darkness to light.

Allan Bloom

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

George Washington Carver

I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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.

Good questions outrank easy answers.

Paul Samuelson

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

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

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

Albert Einstein

Change is the end result of all true learning.

Leo Buscaglia

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

Kofi Annan

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.

Solomon Ortiz

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.

Napoleon Hill

The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.

William Ralph Inge

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.

Mark Twain

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Albert Einstein

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.


Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

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

Nelson Mandela

Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society.

Maria Montessori

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.


There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

Rabindranath Tagore

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.

Conrad Hall

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.

William S. Burroughs

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.

Abigail Adams

The best education I have ever received was through travel.

Lisa Ling

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Helen Keller

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

Theodore Roosevelt

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.

Sidney Hook

Education is the key to the future: You've heard it a million times, and it's not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better-educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects.

Alex Tabarrok

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

C. S. Lewis

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.

Mark Twain

You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That's an education in itself.

Carol Burnett

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.

Bob Beauprez

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.

Charles R. Swindoll

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

Children need to get a high-quality education, avoid violence and the criminal-justice system, and gain jobs. But they deserve more. We want them to learn not only reading and math but fairness, caring, self-respect, family commitment, and civic duty.

Colin Powell

Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were 'reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.'

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

Abraham Lincoln

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

Clarence Thomas