100 Motivational Quotes About Education Which Will Let You See Beyond The Knowledge Provided In The Books

Education is one of the pillars which build our personalities and hence, it plays a major role is our lives. However, by education we should not understand only the bookish knowledge which we get at schools and colleges. We can get educated every second of our lives, and it is not always the words printed in the books that provide us with education.

Emphasizing the importance of education, Martin Luther King Jr. had said “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.” That is what education means to us; it not only improves our thinking but our character as well.

Attending school and going through formal education is definitely a requirement. In some backward countries, it is one of the needs of the time and people are even working towards increasing the literacy rates. But this does not mean that those who are deprived from going to educational institutions cannot be educated at all. We can always learn from our environment, people and life in general. Find some valuable quotes about education below to enrich your knowledge.

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

- Kasturba Gandhi

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

- Oscar Wilde

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

- Mark Twain

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.

- Brigham Young

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

- Augustine of Hippo

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

- Maya Angelou

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

- Nelson Mandela

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

- Walter Cronkite

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

- Robert Frost

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

- Margaret Mead

The past has no power over the present moment.

- Eckhart Tolle

The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

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

Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.

- Steven Spielberg

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

- Mark Twain

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

- Confucius

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

- Frank Zappa

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

- Martin Luther King Jr.

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

- C.S. Lewis

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

- Aristotle

Marriage can wait, education cannot.

- A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

- Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

- E.M. Forster

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

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

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 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.

- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

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

- G.K. Chesterton

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

- Malcolm X

Eragon looked back at him, confused. "I don't understand." "Of course you don't," said Brom impatiently. "That's why I'm teaching you and not the other way around.

- Eragon, Christopher Paolini

Ignoring isn't the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.

- The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

- Walter Scott

You know, sometimes kids get bad grades in school because the class moves too slow for them. Einstein got D's in school. Well guess what, I get F's!!!

- Bill Watterson

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.

- Box of Hair: A Fairy Tale, Heath L. Buckmaster

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

- Socrates

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

- Fran Lebowitz

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

- Isaac Asimov

To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.

- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark

Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.

- Hogfather, Terry Pratchett

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.

- Aristotle

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

- Phil Collins

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

- Henry Ford

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

- W.B. Yeats

Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.

- Charles M. Schulz

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

- Thomas Jefferson

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

- Albert Einstein

The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.

- Michel Legrand

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

- Jim Rohn

I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.

- The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury, Bill Watterson

By seeking and blundering we learn.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained

- Walt Disney Company

Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.

- The Pleasures of Life, John Lubbock

Progress just means bad things happen faster.

- Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett

Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.

- Anton Chekhov

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

- Robert Orben

What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.

- Harold Howe

A state that does not educate and train women is like a man who only trains his right arm.

- Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught

- Oscar Wilde

A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.

- George Clooney

I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I'm in the wrong building.

- Charles M. Schulz

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

- Mark Twain

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

I read my eyes out and can't read half enough...the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.

- Letters of John Adams, John Adams

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

- Abigail Adams

Play is the highest form of research.

- Albert Einstein

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.

- James Madison

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

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

- Will Durant

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

- H.G. Wells

When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.

- The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.

- Confucius

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.

- Martin Luther


- Second Helpings, Megan McCafferty

When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.

- John Taylor Gatto

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

- Jacques Barzun

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

- Thomas Carlyle

Ignorance is the parent of fear.

- Moby-Dick; or, Herman Melville

Total non-retention has kept my education from being a burden to me.

- The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor, Flannery O'Connor

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

- The Republic, Plato

The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.

- Harry Truman

The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained and he only holds the key to his own secret.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

- Culture and Value, Ludwig Wittgenstein

The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you'll get action.

- Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements, Malcolm X

When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.

- Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Greg Mortenson

There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.

- Way to Be!: 9 Rules For Living the Good Life, Gordon B. Hinckley

Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.

- John F. Kennedy

Often, a school is your best bet-perhaps not for education but certainly for protection from an undead attack.

- The Zombie Survival Guide, Max Brooks

The only things you learn are the things you tame

- The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Only the educated are free.

- Epictetus

A woman with an education may be able to spend more time sitting in a chair instead of lying on her back. A sound advantage, I should think.

- Daughter of the Blood, Anne Bishop

All of life is a constant education.

- The Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it

- Lawrence M. Krauss

There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.

- Thomas Jefferson

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

- Confucius

It is clearly absurd to limit the term 'education' to a person's formal schooling.

- Education, Murray N. Rothbard

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