Education Proverbs

Sayings about Education

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. ~ English Proverbs 

You will never learn enough looking for only the good things in life; you will always be a pupil. ~ Japanese Proverbs

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. ~ Chinese Proverbs

If a son is uneducated, his father is to blame. ~ Chinese Proverb

A well educated man always has a kind word to say about the place where he spends the night. ~ Berber Proverb

A jade stone is useless before it is processed; a man is good-for-nothing until he is educated. ~ Chinese Proverb


Quotations about Education

I don’t believe civilization can do a lot more than educate a person’s senses. ~ Grace Paley

Those who trust us educate us. ~ George Eliot

Education forms the common mind. ~ Alexander Pope

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin

Education is too important to be left solely to the educators. ~ Francis Keppel

Education: a debt due from present to future generations. ~ George Peabody

A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself. ~ John Dewey

I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is far better to give work that is above a person, than to educate the person to be above their work. ~ John Ruskin

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. ~ H.G. Wells

Education is the best provision for old age. ~ Aristotle

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. ~ Edward Everett

In the march of universal improvement, education must lead the van. ~ Horace Mann

As an apple is not in any proper sense an apple until it is ripe, so a human being is not in any proper sense a human being until he is educated. ~ Horace Mann

Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on. ~ Robert Frost

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. ~ Robert Maynard Hutchins

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. ~ George Santayana

A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it. ~ Author Unknown

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. ~ Mark Twain

The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. ~ Oscar Wilde

The highest result of education is tolerance. ~ Helen Keller

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. ~ Tom Brokaw

The countries who out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow. ~ Barack Obama

All you have to do to educate a child is leave him alone and teach him to read. The rest is brainwashing. ~ Ellen Gilchrist

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving. ~ Russell Green

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~ Sydney J. Harris

Some of the world’s best educators are grandparents. ~ Charlie Shedo

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. ~ Will Durant

Education is not the means of showing people how to get what they want. Education is an exercise by means of which enough men, it is hoped, will learn to want what is worth having. ~ Ronald Reagan

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. ~ Abbé Dimnet

Education is the mother of leadership. ~ Wendell L. Willkie

Try not to have a good time … this is supposed to be educational. ~ Charles M. Schulz

Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself. ~ Austin O’Malley

Education is the movement from darkness to light. ~ Allan Bloom

Without a gentle contempt for education, no gentleman’s education is complete. ~ G. K. Chesterton

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

It is only the ignorant who despise education. ~ Publilius Syrus

When you educate a man you educate an individual; when you educate a woman you educate a whole family. ~ Robert M. MacIver

The education of a man is never complete until he dies. ~ Robert E. Lee

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. ~ Henry Peter Brougham

Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire. ~ William Butler Yeats

The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. ~ Sir William Osler

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~ John Dewey

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires. ~ James Russell Lowell

All of life is constant education. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Education should be the handmaid of citizenship. ~ Calvin Coolidge

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. ~ Mandell Creighton

Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them. ~ Author Unknown

The secret in education lies in respecting the student. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shortchange your education now and you may be short of change the rest of your life. ~ Author Unknown

The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery. ~ Plato

Education costs money, but then so does ignorance. ~ Sir Claus Moser

Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world. ~ Malcolm X

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance! ~ Andy McIntyre

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas. ~ George Santayana

Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. ~ Mark Twain

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. ~ Plato

An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all. ~ Socrates

The education of the will is the object of our existence. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is the transmission of civilization. ~ Ariel and Will Durant

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. ~ Ezra Pound

An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make a life. ~ Author Unknown

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

Education makes some men wiser, others more ridiculous and foolish! ~ Norman Macdonald

The key to fixing education is better teaching, and the key to better teaching is figuring out who can teach and who can’t. ~ Jonathan Alter

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. ~ Aristotle

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. ~ Lady Nancy Astor

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after. ~ Newton D. Baker

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. ~ G.K. Chesterton

Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education. ~ Chuang Tzu

A man is a great bundle of tools. He is born into this life without the knowledge of how to use them. Education is the process of learning their use. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. ~ G.M. Trevelyan

A good education is another name for happiness. ~ Ann Plato

Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around. ~ Helen Peters

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

It depends on education–that holder of the keys which the Almighty hath put into our hands–to open the gates which lead to virtue or to vice, to happiness or misery. ~ Philip Sidney

Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Eperience is what you get from not reading it. ~ Author Unknown

The real object of education is to give children resources that will endure as long as life endures. ~ Sydney Smith

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

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ~ Aristotle

Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves. ~ Oscar Wilde

Education can no longer be the sole property of the state. ~ Peter F. Drucker

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. ~ Albert Einstein

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. ~ Wendell Phillips

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

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. ~ Anatole France

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

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. ~ B.F. Skinner

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work. ~ Michael Jackson

A good education is a stepping-stone to wealth. ~ Helen Keller

Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. ~ Mark Twain

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

Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents who merely gave birth; for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life.~ Aristotle

Only the educated are free. ~ Epictetus

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence. ~ Albert Edward Wiggam

Education is the ability to meet life’s situations. ~ Dr. John G. Hibben

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained. ~ Walt Disney

The man who can make hard things easy is the educator. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. ~ Bertrand Russell

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

Education should be exercise; it has become massage. ~ Martin H. Fischer

Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness. ~ Leo Buscaglia

The education already given to the people creates the necessity of giving them more. ~ Horace Mann

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29 Education Quotes more

  1. Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X, American Muslim minister and human rights activist.
  2. 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., American Baptist minister and civil rights activist.
  3. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – W.B. Yeats, Irish poet and playwright.
  4. The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. – B.B. King, American blues musician.
  5. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss, American children’s author.
  6. Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. – George Washington Carver, American agricultural scientist and inventor.
  7. The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. – Anatole France, French poet and novelist.
  8. Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. – Abigail Adams, American First Lady and writer.
  9. Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity. – Lyndon B. Johnson, American politician and 36th President of the United States.
  10. Education is the foundation upon which we build our future. – Christine Gregoire, American lawyer and politician.
  11. The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. – William Ralph Inge, English author and Anglican priest.
  12. Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that the child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. – Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician.
  13. The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead. – Aristotle, Greek philosopher and polymath.
  14. The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. – Carl Rogers, American psychologist and founder of humanistic psychology.
  15. Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. – Socrates, Greek philosopher and founder of Western philosophy.
  16. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin, American polymath and Founding Father.
  17. Education is a vaccine for violence. – Edward James Olmos, American actor
  18. Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. – Solomon Ortiz, American politician
  19. 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, Indian writer and mental calculator
  20. Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. – Albert Einstein, German physicist
  21. A good education is a foundation for a better future. – Elizabeth Warren, American politician
  22. The best education comes from action; the most memorable lesson is a mistake. – Annika Sörenstam, Swedish retired golfer
  23. Education is not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about being able to use it for good. – Emma Watson, British actress
  24. A good education is a lifelong learning journey. – Brandy Norwood, American singer and actress
  25. Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist and inventor
  26. The most important part of education is teaching children to think for themselves. – Diane Ravitch, American education historian
  27. An investment in education pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin, American statesman
  28. The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch, Greek historian
  29. 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, Swiss psychologist