Even More Inspirational Quotes About Education

May 15, 2020 · CLASSMATES FUN

A while back, we mentioned some of the best inspirational quotes about the importance of an education. We realized there is so much more to be said, so we’ve created a second list of advice from other people throughout history. Enjoy!

“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.” – Steve Irwin

“Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity.” – Cesar Chavez

“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach life.” – W.E.B. Du Bois

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

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” – Epictetus

“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“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

“Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.” – William Haley

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” – David M. Burns

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

“You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.” – Josephine Baker

“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

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

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo

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

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

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” – Chinese proverb

“A child miseducated is a lost child.” – John F. Kennedy

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

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” – Oscar Wilde


What other advice have you been given that we may have missed this time around? Feel free to post it in our comment section!


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