100+ Education Quotes That Will Light a Bulb in Your Mind

Education Quote by Thomas Jefferson: To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.
To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.
Thomas Jefferson
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
Juvenal
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
Socrates
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.
Brigham Young
A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Education Quote by Aristotle: All men by nature desire to know.
All men by nature desire to know.
Aristotle
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes
Education is the acquisition of the art of the utilisation of knowledge.
Alfred North Whitehead
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
Horace Mann
Education Quote by Anatole France: An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
Anatole France
Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.
Mark Twain
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Louis Hector Berlioz
The fountain of information lies at your fingertips and is accessible anywhere at anytime and schools need to emphasize this. We are no longer in a world where you need to go seek enlightenment, it is everywhere.
Christopher Myers
Quote by William Butler Yeats: Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats
The ideal condition would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct; but since we are all likely to go astray, the reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.
Sophocles
Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.
Swami Vivekananda
Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.
Francis Keppel
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
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Kofi Annan
Education Proverb from Kurdistan: Light wisdom, heavy burden.
Light wisdom, heavy burden.
Kurdish Proverb
The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child’s home.
William Temple, Sr.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X
By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.
Plato
Education begins with life.
Unknown Author
Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.
Gustave Flaubert
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
Ezra Pound
Quote by Euripides: Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.
Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.
Euripides
Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Henry Peter Brougham
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Ernest Dimnet
Education is all a matter of building bridges.
Ralph Ellison
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Allan Bloom
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
Mahatma Gandhi
Educational Chinese Proverb: Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself..
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
Chinese Proverb
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
Leo Buscaglia
My education was interrupted only by my schooling.
Winston Churchill
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
Don’t ever let anybody teach you to think; it is the curse of the world.
Theodore H. White
Isaac Asimov Quote: Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
Isaac Asimov
Education is not a product: mark, diploma, job, money in that order; it is a process, a never ending one.
Bel Kaufman
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Publilius Syrus
Lessons that come easy not lessons at all. They are gracious acts of luck. Yet lessons learned the hard way are lessons never forgotten.
Don Williams, Jr.
Only the educated are free.
Epictetus
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Jim Rohn
Education is the best provision for old age.
Aristotle
Quote by Rabindranath Tagore: The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Rabindranath Tagore
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
George Macaulay Trevelyan
We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosopher who say that only the educated are free.
Epictetus
Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves, and be free.
Cesar Chavez
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Aristotle
Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
Lord Chesterfield
Education is a lifelong experience.
Experience is a lifelong education.
Education plus experience equals expertise.
Michael Bugeja
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo
I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Albert Einstein

Seneca Quote: Men learn while they teach...
Men learn while they teach.
Seneca
If teaching has any purpose, it is to implant true insight and responsibility. Education must lead us from irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgement. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.
Karl Kraus
The entire object of true education, is to make people not merely do the right thing, but to enjoy the right things; not merely industrious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge.
John Ruskin
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Albert Einstein
The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Tom Bodett


The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.
Herbert Spencer
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
Anatole France
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a regue in adversity.
Aristotle
Education is sown in children but must be cultivated all life long.
Paul Carvel
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
Anne Frank
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm
Bruce Barton
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
Plato
Education is the process by which the individual relates himself to the universe, give himself citizenship in the changing world, share’s the race’s mind and enfranchises his own soul.
John Finley
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man’s estate, is the gift of education.
Rousseau
Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.
Erich Fromm
A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.
Henry Youngman
I think that the greatest education in the world is the education which helps one to be able to do the right things at the time it has to be done.
Charles F. Kettering
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
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Albert Einstein
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 fill it with the accumulation of others.
Tryon Edwards
Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker 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.
Nelson Mandela
The most worthwhile form of education is the kind that puts the educator inside you, as it were, so that the appetite for learning persists long after the external pressure for grades and degrees has vanished. Otherwise you are not educated; you are merely trained.
Sydney J. Harris
True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility.
Phillip Pullman
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is the object of learning, not only to satisfy the curiosity and perfect the spirits of ordinary men, but also to advance civilization.
Woodrow Wilson
It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
James Arthur Baldwin
A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.
James Joyce
Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.
Lord Chesterfield
Let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work. Let us lead them into the healthy world of primitive building methods, where there was meaning in every stroke of an axe, expression in every bite of chisel.
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.
Thomas Henry Huxley