50 of the most effective quotes about schooling

Being an educator isn’t always the easiest job, but knowing that you’ve impacted students’ lives can be so rewarding. Through all the good times and bad, you persevere and provide education to students of all backgrounds and abilities. We’ve collected 50 of the best education quotes to celebrate the best parts of teaching, learning and the impact they are having on the world.

Our favorite quotes about education

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

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

“Education has the purpose of replacing an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm Forbes

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

“Learning is not obtained by accident, it must be sought with fervor and pursued with diligence.” – Abigail Adams

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

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

“Education is the most powerful weapon that can change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

“Education has the task of teaching intensive and critical thinking. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King jr.

“A person who cannot read has no advantage over a person who cannot read.” -Mark Twain

“Education is not filling a bucket, it is kindling a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

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

“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” – Konrad Saal

“The great goal of education is not knowledge, but action.” —Herbert Spencer

“The aim of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” -John F. Kennedy

“The great difficulty in education is turning ideas into experiences.” – George Santayana

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

“A good education is the basis for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Education must not only teach work, it must teach life.” – WEB Du Bois

“Education, then, beyond all other means of human origin, is the great leveler of the living conditions of men, the balance wheel of the social machinery.” – Horace Mann

“I believe education is about getting excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps spread an instructive message.” —Steve Irwin

“Anyone who remembers their own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the education system.” – Sydney Hook

“All real education is the architecture of the soul.” – William Bennett

“To be successful in life you need education, not literacy and degrees.” — Munshi Premchand

“We all know that education creates opportunities for young people.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

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

“I did what I could at the time. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou

“Everyone you’ll ever meet knows something you don’t.” -Bill Nye

“The highest result of parenting is tolerance.” -Helen Keller

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is not education at all.” -Aristotle

“To teach is to learn twice.” – Joseph Joubert

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

“Tell me and I’ll forget. Teach me and I remember. Get me involved and I’ll learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

“Education creates trust. Trust breeds hope. Hope creates peace.” -Confucius

“The art of teaching is the art of facilitating discovery.” — Mark Van Doren

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese proverb

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

“People learn something every day, and often what they learned the day before was wrong.” – Bill Vaughan

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Keep learning, stay young.” -Henry Ford

“You have to have strategies to achieve dreams.” – Azim Premji

“A teacher influences eternity; he can never tell where his influence ends.” —Henry Brooks Adams

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carol Büchner

“A good teacher must be able to put himself in the shoes of those who find it difficult to learn.” – Eliphas Levi

“As you learn, you will teach; by teaching you will learn.” – Latin proverb

“Everything is a learning process: every time you fall, it only teaches you to get up the next time.” – Joel Edgerton

“You can never be overdressed or overqualified.” -Oscar Wilde

“A child, a teacher, a book, a pen can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai

“Knowledge gives you the power to make a difference.” – Claire Fagin

“Teachers are the only people who save nations.” – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

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