Quotes on Education


 Quotes on Education

“A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.”

 William Lyon Phelps

“Don’t try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.”

 Marva Collins

“The world is run by C students”


“Responsibility for learning belongs to the student, regardless of age”

 Robert Martin

“Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself. “

Chinese Proverb

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. “

B. F. Skinner

“Only the educated are free. “

Epicletus (55 AD – 135 AD)

“Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn’t. “

L. L. Henderson


“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. “

Malcolm Forbes

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. “

Mark Twain

“To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains. “

Mary Pettibone Poole

“Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t. “

Pete Seeger


“It is only the ignorant who despise education. “

Publilius Syrus (~100 BC)

“All men by nature desire knowledge. “

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)

“When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.”

Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)

“Knowledge is power. “

Sir Francis Bacon

“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. “

Socrates (469 BC – 399 BC)

“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.”

Chinese Proverb 


“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 

“To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.”

Benjamin Jowett 

“Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.”

American Indian Proverb 


“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”



“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

Henry Ford

“Only the educated are free.”



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

Robert Frost

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.”

Gail Godwin 

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

Sir Walter Scott 

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”

B. F. Skinner 


“No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar”


“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.”

 Og Mandino

“Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future. “

Euripides (484 BC – 406 BC)

“For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don’t want to learn–much. “

W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. “

Gail Godwin


“No student knows his subject: the most he knows is where and how to find out the things he does not know”

 Woodrow T. Wilson

“Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time.”

Robertson Davies

“Today’s students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.”

 Jesse Jackson

“It is important that students bring a certain rafamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it”

 Jacob Chanowski

“What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers. “

Martina Horner

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.“

W. Edwards Deming