106 Inspirational Education Quotes for Students & Teachers

These inspiring educational quotes will show students, teachers and parents the power of learning.

These inspiring educational quotes will show students, teachers and parents the power of learning. Wether you’re looking to motivate kids or young adults in the classroom, or other teachers and colleagues, this is the wisdom they need to thrive and be their very best version of themselves.

Also make sure to see these inspirational quotes for kids (if you’re looking to inspire and motivate the next generation).

Education Quotes

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.

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

The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.

“The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.” – Malala Yousafzai

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

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

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Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.

“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley

Education without application is just entertainment.

“Education without application is just entertainment.” – Tim Sanders

Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.

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

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

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

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.

“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.” – Francis Bacon

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

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

A good education is a foundation for a better future.

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

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” – Mark Twain

You learn something every day if you pay attention.

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

School exams are memory tests, in the real world no one is going to stop you from referring to a book to solve a problem.

“School exams are memory tests, in the real world no one is going to stop you from referring to a book to solve a problem.” – Amit Kalantri

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking

You cannot open a book without learning something.

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

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

The road to freedom –here and everywhere on earth-– begins in the classroom.

“The road to freedom –here and everywhere on earth-– begins in the classroom.” – Hubert Humphrey

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.

“That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” – Doris Lessing

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker

The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.

“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” – Mary McLeod Bethune

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

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” – C. S. Lewis

Education is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open children’s hearts and minds to the unbelievable wonder of the universe.

“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

Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jeopardy.

“Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jeopardy.” – John Dewey

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.

“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

The real key to learning something quickly is to take a deliberate, intelligent approach to your learning.

“The real key to learning something quickly is to take a deliberate, intelligent approach to your learning.” – Lindsay Kolowich

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

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein

Education is helping the child realize his potentialities.

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

Education is the great engine to personal development.

“Education is the great engine to personal development.” – Nelson Mandela

Education is one thing no one can take away from you.

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

All of life is a constant education.

“All of life is a constant education.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.

“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

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” – Auguste Rodin

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

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

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

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

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

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

You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.

“You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.” – Julia Child

Education should not be reading about the past rather it should be about addressing the present.

“Education should not be reading about the past rather it should be about addressing the present.” – Rajesh Walecha

Take what you learn and make a difference with it.

“Take what you learn and make a difference with it.” – Tony Robbins

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.

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

Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it.

“Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it.” – Confucius

Life is an open book test. Learning how to learn is your most valuable skill in the online world.

“Life is an open book test. Learning how to learn is your most valuable skill in the online world.” – Marc Cuban

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.

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

Intelligence and education that hasn’t been tempered by human affection isn’t worth a damn.

“Intelligence and education that hasn’t been tempered by human affection isn’t worth a damn.” – Daniel Keyes

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

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

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.

“Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” – George Evans

We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.

“We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” – Michelle Obama

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

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

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.

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

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie

Education around entrepreneurship should start early, at secondary level, and be very robust by college level.

“Education around entrepreneurship should start early, at secondary level, and be very robust by college level.” – Stephen A. Schwarzman

I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

The goal of education is to enable individuals to continue their education.

“The goal of education is to enable individuals to continue their education.” – John Dewey

Only the educated are free.

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett

When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

“When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.” – William Glasser

They cannot stop me. I will get my education if it is in the home, school, or any place.

“They cannot stop me. I will get my education if it is in the home, school, or any place.” – Malala Yousafzai

The learned man knows that he is ignorant.

“The learned man knows that he is ignorant.” – Victor Hugo

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

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

School is the path, not the point.

“School is the path, not the point.” – Will Richardson

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” – Lily Tomlin

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” – Peter Drucker

Education is the transmission of civilization.

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

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later

“Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later” – Dana Stewart Scott

Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities.

“Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities.” – Nelson Mandela

All of us must cross the line between ignorance and insight many times before we truly understand.

“All of us must cross the line between ignorance and insight many times before we truly understand.” – David Hawkins

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” – Richard Feynman

Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.

“Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” – John Holt

Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students.

“Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students.” – Robin Williams

Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire.

“Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire.” – W.B. Yeats

If we want our children to value education, then we must show our appreciation for knowledge.

“If we want our children to value education, then we must show our appreciation for knowledge.” – Brad Sherman

We all know that education, more than anything else, improves your chances of building better lives.

“We all know that education, more than anything else, improves your chances of building better lives.” – Nelson Mandela

I agree that a love of reading is a great gift for a parent to pass on to his or her child.

“I agree that a love of reading is a great gift for a parent to pass on to his or her child.” – Ann Brashares

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

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

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

The learning process continues until the day you die.

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

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B.King

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

Education is everything- education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do.

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

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.

“It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.” – Epictetus

Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.

“Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.” – Gustave Flaubert

No child in Africa, and in fact anywhere in the world, should be denied education.

“No child in Africa, and in fact anywhere in the world, should be denied education.” – Nelson Mandela

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.

“All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” – Martin Fisher

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” – William Arthur Ward

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

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

All things good to know are difficult to learn.

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

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.

“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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.

“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

To delight in literature is to desire to learn.

“To delight in literature is to desire to learn.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

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

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

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Helen Keller

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.

“A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” – Thomas Carruthers

The aim of education is the condition of suspended judgment on everything.

“The aim of education is the condition of suspended judgment on everything.” – George Santayana

Let’s recommit to work towards our common goal: a nation where all of us are winners, all of us have shelter, food, and education.

“Let’s recommit to work towards our common goal: a nation where all of us are winners, all of us have shelter, food, and education.” – Nelson Mandela

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.

“The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” – Ayn Rand

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.

“No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.” – Nelson Mandela

I think you learn more if you’re laughing at the same time.

“I think you learn more if you’re laughing at the same time.” – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.

“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.” – Will Rogers

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

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