Education Quotations: Interesting Quotes About Education

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Quotations by other people often inspire us, make us laugh or even make us stop and think a little. While we are always discussing the importance of education and the various degrees and diplomas that a student might pursue, today we are attempting to inspire and provoke some thoughts with our list of education quotations.

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
– Alvin Toffler

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
– Anatole France

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

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

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
– John Cotton Dana

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
– Henry Brooks Adams

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
– Albert Einstein

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
– Mark Twain

Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
– William Allin

The experience of the race shows that we get our most important education not through books but through our work. We are developed by our daily task, or else demoralized by it, as by nothing else.
– Anna Garlin Spencer

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

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
– Aristotle

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

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks.
– Charlotte Bronte

The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.
– Dean William R. Inge

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
– Ambrose Bierce

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

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

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
– Henry Peter Broughan

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought — that is to be educated.
– Edith Hamilton

We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free.
– Epictetus

Ye can lead a man up to the university, but you can’t make him think.
– Finley Peter Dunne

Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
– Flannery O’Connor

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don’t know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
– Sir William Haley

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

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