What are some quotes about education that really ring why education is important?

Education is very important for people to live an improved life. Education helps both the kids and adults to take a new step in achieving their dreams. Although there’s always a misconception when the difference between schooling and education is discussed, the truth remains that someone can be schooled without being educated and education can happen to you even outside the four walls of the classroom.

Sometimes, leaving our usual ways to learn something new can be daunting but if we stop learning, then we start dying. If you’re trying to figure out the best motto in education or encourage students to do their best, we have put together the best education quotes from what Einstein said about education, Nelson Mandela’s quotes on education, to the inspirational educational quotes from teachers, and authors of different books that will encourage you to always push forward and strive for quality education.

From finding the importance of education to achieving academic excellence and moral rectitude, there’s a quote for everyone on this list.

Best education quotes

Let the following popular and inspirational education quotes inspire you to embrace learning and bring your dreams into reality.

  1. “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”—Dr. Seuss
  2. “What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.”—Chuck Grassley
  3. “A child without education is like a bird without wings.”—Tibetan Proverb
  4. “A good education is a foundation for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren
  5. “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” – Mark Twain
  6.  “A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.”— Thomas Carruthers
  7. “A woman with an education may be able to spend more time sitting in a chair instead of lying on her back. A sound advantage, I should think.” ― Anne Bishop
  8.  “All men by nature desire to know.” ― Aristotle
  9. “All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” –Martin Fisher
  10. “All things good to know are difficult to learn.” – Greek proverb
  11. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” –  Benjamin Franklin
  12. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” — Henry Ford
  13. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”—Wayne Dyer
  14. “By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  15. “By seeking and blundering we learn.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  16. “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius
  17. “Change is the end result of all true learning.”  – Leo Buscaglia
  18. “Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”—Lady Bird Johnson
  19. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”—James Baldwin
  20. “Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” ― Ernest Dimnet
  21. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  22. “Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”—Chinese proverb
  23. “Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. ” ― Pete Seeger
  24. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”—John R. Wooden
  25. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle
  26. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius
  27.  “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.” ― Mark Twain
  28. “Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” – Edward Everett
  29. “Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward.” – George Weah
  30. “Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant
  1.  “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” ― Marian Wright Edelman
  2. “Education is helping the child realize his potentialities.” – Eric Fromm
  3. “Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know.” – George Boas
  4. “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
  5.  “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”—John Dewey
  6. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats
  7. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”― William Butler Yeats
  8. “Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities – that’s training or instruction – but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.” – Thomas Moore
  9. “Education is one thing no one can take away from you.”—Elin Nordegren
  10. “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  11. “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”—G.K. Chesterton
  12. “Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” – Plato
  13. “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” ― Robert Frost
  14. “Education is the art of making man ethical.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  15. “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.” – Chanakya
  16. “Education is the key that unlocks the golden door to freedom.”—George Washington Carver
  17. “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver
  18. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” –Socrates
  19. “Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.” – Ernest Dimnet
  20. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
  21.  “Education is the mother of leadership.” – Wendell Willkie
  22. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”—Malcolm X
  23. “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
  24. “Education is the transmission of civilization.” – Will Durant
  25. “Education is the vaccine of violence.”—Edward James Olmos
  26. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein
  27.  “Education makes a greater difference between man and man than nature has made between man and brute.” – John Adams
  28. “Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”—Peter Brougham
  29.  “Education should light a fire within us to improve us and help our world.” – Sarah Josepf
  30. “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ― C.S. Lewis
  31. “Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.” ― Mark Twain
  1.  “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”—Malcolm Forbes
  2. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”— Jim Rohn
  3.  “Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.”– Thomas Szasz
  4. “Every artist was at first an amateur.” – Ralph W. Emerson
  5. “Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” –George Evans
  6. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”—Albert Schweitzer
  7. “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”― Aristotle
  8.  “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”—Jim Rohn
  9. “Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. ” ― Jane Austen
  10. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”—Maimonides
  11.  “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ― Victor Hugo
  12.  “I agree that a love of reading is a great gift for a parent to pass on to his or her child.”– Ann Brashares
  13. “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great
  14. “I don’t want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.” ― Malala Yousafzai
  15. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain
  16. “I think you learn more if you’re laughing at the same time.” ― Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  17. “I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.” – Steven Wright
  18. “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”—Ben Franklin
  19. “If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.”—Ludwig Wittgenstein
  20. “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
  21. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”—Jim Rohn
  22. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”—Andy McIntyre
  23. “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  24. “It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.” – Agnes Repplierg
  25. “It is personal. That’s what an education does. It makes the world personal.” ― Cormac McCarthy
  26. “It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” –Claude Bernard
  27. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”— Mark Twain
  28. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”—Charles F. Kettering
  29.  “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”—Kofi Annan
  30. “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.”― Claire Fagin
  1. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”— Chinese Proverb
  2. “Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.” – Chinese proverb
  3. “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.- Abigail Adams
  4. “Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.” ― Dr. W. Edwards Deming
  5. “Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” ― John Holt
  6. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”― Roy T. Bennett
  7. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  8. “Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.” – Claude Bernard
  9. “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”— Oliver Wendell Holmes
  10. “Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.”— John W. Gardner
  11. “Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.” – Mark Twain
  12.  “Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” – Anatole France
  13. “One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.” – Sophocles
  14. “Only the educated are free.” ― Epictetus
  15.  “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”—Zig Ziglar
  16. “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” ― Isaac Asimov
  17. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”— Arthur Ashe
  18. “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  19. “Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” ― Og Mandino
  20. “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”—Chinese proverb
  21. “The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table—all of that starts with education.”—Michelle Obama
  22. “The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William Burroughs
  23.  “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
  24. “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” ― B.B. King
  25. “The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”—Alexandra K. Trenfor
  26. “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
  27. “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
  28. “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” – Aristotle
  29. “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”—John F. Kennedy
  1. “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” – Herbert Spencer
  2. “The learning process continues until the day you die.” – Kirk Douglas
  3. “The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth” ― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus
  4.  “The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson
  5. “The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.” ― Michel Legrand
  6. “The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.” – Voltaire
  7. “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”– Dr. Seuss
  8. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  9. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”— Carl Rogers
  10. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.”—Carl Rogers
  11. “The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.”—Jean Piaget
  12. “The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.” –George Eastman
  13. “The purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”—Sydney J. Harris
  14. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”—Mortimer Adler
  15. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
  16. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”—Mark Twain
  17. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” ― Sydney J. Harris
  18. “They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it is in the home, school, or anyplace.” – Malala Yousafzai
  19. “They know enough who know how to learn.” – Henry Adams
  20. “To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.” ― Muriel Spark
  21. “To teach is to learn twice.”—Joseph Joubert
  22. “Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”—Roger Lewin
  23. “Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.” ― Abraham Lincoln
  24.  “We learn from failure, not from success!”― Bram Stoker
  25. “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”—Lloyd Alexander
  26. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”—Alfred Mercier
  27. “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ― Walter Cronkite
  28. “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”―Walter Cronkite
  29. “When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.” ― John Taylor Gatto
  30. “Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?” ―Erich Fromm
  31. “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”― Albert Einstein
  32. “Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning.” ― Anton Chekhov
  33. “With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.” ― Malala Yousafzai
  34. “You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” ― Conrad Hall
  35. “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”— Clay P. Bedford
  36. “You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius
  37. “You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond
  38. “You live and learn. At any rate, you live.”― Douglas Adams
  39. “You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.”—Abraham Maslow