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350 Inspiring Education Quotes for Students and Teachers

Last Updated: March 5, 2023 by Team

Education is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes through various forms of learning, such as schooling, training, and experience. It is a fundamental aspect of human development and is essential for personal, social, and economic growth.

Education can take many forms, including formal education in schools, universities, and other educational institutions, and non-formal education through community-based programs, vocational training, and online learning. Education aims to help individuals become knowledgeable and skilled in a range of subjects and prepare them to be productive and responsible members of society.

In addition to providing knowledge and skills, education also has many other benefits. For example, education can help to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills, creativity, and innovation. It can also help to promote social cohesion and tolerance by exposing individuals to diverse perspectives and ideas.

Moreover, education is essential for economic development. Educated individuals are more likely to secure well-paying jobs and contribute to economic growth through innovation and entrepreneurship. Education also plays a vital role in reducing poverty, improving health outcomes, and promoting gender equality.

Despite its many benefits, however, only some have equal access to education. Economic, social, and cultural factors can create educational barriers, particularly for marginalized groups such as girls, refugees, and people with disabilities. To promote greater access to education and to realize its full potential as a force for positive change, it is essential to invest in education and create policies that ensure access for all.

In that respect, We have compiled 350 educational quotes based on Inspiration and Motivation, Teaching, Learning, and Education. These quotes about education show both the past and present views on education. They also show clearly why education is also so crucial for our future.

350 Education Quotes

Top 10 Education Quotes

“All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing and not moving toward excellence.” – Denis Waitley

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

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

“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 proverb

“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.” – John F. Kennedy

“The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.” – George Eastman

“Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning.” – Anton Chekhov

“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.

“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

“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

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

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“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B. F. Skinner

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

“Education is the vaccine of violence.” – Edward James Olmos

“Education is the transmission of civilization.” – Will Durant

“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

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“Education is the mother of leadership.” – Wendell Willkie

“Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.” – Ernest Dimnet

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” – Socrates

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

“Education is the best provision for old age.” – Aristotle

“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

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

“Education is the art of making man ethical.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.” – Dr. John G. Hibben

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

“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” – Plato

“Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.” – Bob Beauprez

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Education is one thing no one can take away from you.” – Elin Nordegren

“Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilitie. ‘that’s training or instructio’. but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.” – Thomas Moore

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – WB Yeats

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

“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

“Education is no longer thought of as a preparation for adult life, but as a continuing process of growth and development from birth until death.” – Stephen Mitchell

“Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know.” – George Boas

“Education is helping the child realize his potentialities.” – Eric Fromm

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” – Marian Wright Edelman

“Education is everything, education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do.” – Ciara

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

“Education is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open children’s hearts and minds to the unbelievable wonder of the universe.” – Sir Anthony Seldon

“Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward.” – George Weah

“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” – Edward Everett

“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

“Education… is painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning, by praise, but above all — by example.” – John Ruskin

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

“Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.” – Mark Twain

“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

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” – Anatole France

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William Burroughs

“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

“Great education is a combination of a supporting environment, dedicated teachers and students who take joy in learning.” – Hermann J Steinherr

“The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.” – John Ruskin

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” – John F. Kennedy

“The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.” – Tyron Edwards

“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

“To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.” – Muriel Spark

Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.

Short Education Quotes

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

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

“That best academy, a mother’s knee.” – James Russell Lowell

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

“A good education is a foundation for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren

“A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.” – Horace Mann

“A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” – Helen Keller

“All things good to know are difficult to learn.” – Greek proverb

“All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” – Martin H. Fischer

“America is the best half-educated country in the world.” – Nicholas M. Butler

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“By seeking and blundering we learn.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia

“The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Hellen Keller

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.” – Mark Twain

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

“Every artist was at first an amateur.” – Ralph W. Emerson

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

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

“I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.” – Steven Wright

“I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.” – Annie Dillard

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

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

“Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.” – Chinese proverb

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb

“Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” – Claire Fagin

“Learning without thought is a labor lost, thought without learning is perilous.” – Confucius

“Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education.” – John Hersey

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.” – Dr. W. Edwards Deming

“Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.” – Claude Bernard

“Men, in teaching others, learn themselves.” – Thomas Lodge

“Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.” – Mark Twain

“Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” – Gloria Steinem

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” – Diogenes of Sinope

“The learning process continues until the day you die.” – Kirk Douglas

“The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson

“The purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris

“The years teach much which the days never know.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.” – Wendell Phillips

“When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.” – Michelle Obama

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

“You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius

“Your library is your paradise.” – Desiderius Erasmus

“You live and learn. At any rate, you live.” – Douglas Adams

“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond

Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather the training of the mind to think. Albert Einstein

Famous Education Quotes

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“The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” – Henry Ford

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” – Mark Twain

“A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.” – Roy H. Williams

“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.” – Kathy Ireland

“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

“Education makes a greater difference between man and man than nature has made between man and brute.” – John Adams

“Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” – Peter Brougham

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – C.S. Lewis

“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of both mind and body will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” – Aristotle

“If a seed of a lettuce will not grow, we do not blame the lettuce. Instead, the fault lies with us for not having nourished the seed properly.” – Buddhist Proverb

“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

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

“It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.” – Agnes Repplierg

Education is the Key to unlocking the World, a passport to Freedom. Oprah Winfrey

“It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time – for we are bound by that – but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.” – T.S. Eliot

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” – Thomas Jefferson

“It is personal. That’s what an education does. It makes the world personal.” – Cormac McCarthy

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

“I’ve learned… that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.” – Andy Rooney

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime educators.” – A. Bronson Alcott

“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.” – Bill Vaughan

“The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.” – Confucius

“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.” – Voltaire

“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.” – Mortimer Adler

Education is about knowledge gain, not about marks gain.

“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

“What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” – Walter Cronkite

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“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

“If a man is a fool, you don’t train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.” – Desmond Bagley

“I took the speed reading course and read ‘war and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It’s about Russia.” – Woody Allen

“I used to keep my college room mate from reading my personal mail by hiding it in her textbooks” – Joan Welsh

“Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world.” – Malcolm X

“Education is an important element in the struggle for human rights. It is the means to help our children and thereby increase self-respect. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“My Alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” – Malcolm X

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.” – Malcolm X

“And just because you have colleges and universities doesn’t mean you have education.” – Malcolm X

“A segregated school system produces children who, when they graduate, they do with crippled minds.” – Malcolm X

One of the craziest moments growing up as a kid was realizing that teachers exist and have a life outside of school.

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

“The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” – Nelson Mandela

“Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders.” – Nelson Mandela

“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 mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” – Nelson Mandela

“It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this have small imaginations.” – Nelson Mandela

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

“All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideas are threatened.” – Maya Angelou

“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” – Maya Angelou

“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”

“Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, it’s easy. It’s the other way round, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader.” – Maya Angelou

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” – Maya Angelou


Inspirational Education Quotes

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“Art in the classroom not only spurs creativity, it also inspires learning.” – Mickey Hart

“Believe in yourself, be strong, never give up no matter what the circumstances are. You are a champion and will overcome the dreaded obstacles. Champions take failure as a learning opportunity, so take in all you can, and run with it. Be your best and don’t ever ever give up.” – Brad Gerrard

“Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered. It is something molded.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“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

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan

“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

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.” – Michel Legrand

“We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.” – Swami Vivekananda

“We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 years telling them to sit down and shut up.” -Phyllis Diller

“An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex.” – Edgar Wallace

“My father wanted me to have all the educational opportunities he never had, so he sent me to a girls school.” – Jack Herbert

The One Real Object Of Education Is To Have A Man In The Condition Of Continually Asking Questions.

“There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done:school and prison.” – William Glasser

“If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.” – Heinrich Heine

“We learn from failure, not from success!.” – Bram Stoker

“Our ability to achieve success depends on the strength of our wings gained through knowledge and experience. The greater our knowledge and experience, the higher we can fly.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“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.” – Dr. David M. Burns

“Education should light a fire within us to improve us and help our world.” – Sarah Josepf

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

“My parents encouraged thought. You’ll get through life better if you learn how to think.” – Holly Near

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember amateurs built the ark, but professionals built the Titanic.”

“Proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you have always known.” – Frank Herbert

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

“The real key to learning something quickly is to take a deliberate, intelligent approach to your learning.” – Lindsay Kolowich

“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

“When you educate one person you can change a life, when you educate many you can change the world.” – Shai Reshef

If we teach today as we taught yesterday we to our children of tomorrow. John Dewey

Special Education Quotes

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“We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond.” – Jim Jeffords

“For those with learning disabilities, today’s tools for differentiation no longer hold the stigma they used to nor highlight disabilities, but provide opportunities to find success in the classroom.” – Sharon LePage Plante

“In special education, there’s too much emphasis placed on the deficit and not enough on the strength.” – Temple Grandin

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

“The secret in education lies in respecting the student.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No child left behind requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability.” – Dianne Feinstein

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” – Ignacio Estrada

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

“A good special education teacher is hard to find and even harder to hang on to.” – Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

“It is different than in special education where you have no alternative. For the gifted, it is an issue that is not absolutely required.” – Arthur Allen

“Generally speaking, and not in all instances, those schools that have higher percentages of students receiving special education services are going to tend to do less well on the tests. It’s the nature of an education disability that it makes it more difficult for you to learn in some respect or another.” – David Ernst

“Without question, a diagnosis of an attention deficit disorder does not necessarily equate to a need for special education.” – James Whittemore

“When you judge someone based on a diagnosis, you miss out on their abilities, beauty, and uniqueness.” – Sevenly

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

“We can teach our children to flap their wings, but conditions have to be just right for them to fly” – Annie Campbell

“What most people don’t know is that most Special Education teachers are really angels disguised as extraordinary humans.” – Joe Martin

“One of the reasons why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself.” – C. S. Lewis

Education is not a PROBLEM. Education is an OPPORTUNITY. Lyndon B. Johnson

Music Education Quotes

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“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water” – Ray Charles

“We can teach about hip-hop history, we can teach about legends, hip-hop theory. It’s been around so long that text books can be written about it. This is a perfect time to capitalize on and get kids excited about music education” – Kanye West

“I sometimes tell students the only guarantee you’ve got is the music and no-one can take that away from you. Only you can take that away from you-by not practicing and not putting in enough elbow grease. The more you put into your music, the more your passion for it will grow” – Mike Stern

“Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel. If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education.” – Yo-Yo Ma

“One of the most beautiful things we can give our child is music education” – Gloria Estefan

“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” – Plato

“And my career, the things that have happened have happened because of my music education background” – Jon Secada

“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue” – Plato

“If they think they are doing something new, they ought to do what I do every day – spend at least two hours every day listening to Johann Sebastian Bach and, man, it’s all there. If they want to improvise around a theme,which is the essence of jazz, they should learn from the master. He never wastes a note, and he knows where every note is going and when to bring it back. Some of these cats go way out and forget where they began or what they started to do. Bach will clear it up for them” – Coleman Hawkin

“My parents discussed singing every night over the dinner table; I had a tremendous music education” – Renee Fleming

“Music education is very important. I think that for me growing up, I was disciplined very hard at home” – Sean Mackin

“The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music” – Gerald R. Ford

“I don’t know where the money would come from, I don’t have that answer, but I’ve been wanting to do something for music education for a long time as it’s a big part of not only our band but my whole life” – Sean Mackin

“Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective” – William J. Clinton

“When I was 4 years old my mother put me into an early music education school. That’s where they taught you perfect pitch and harmony and how to write music and all that. At that time, one of the homeworks was to listen to all the sounds and the noise of a day and transfer that into musical notes” – Yoko Ono


“I’m a huge fan of music in schools and music education because that’s how I grew up” – Kris Allen

“I have a greater goal – to empower young people through music education” – Ruben Studdard

“Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me. Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and I wanted to help them. If I can help a kid discover a liking, or even a passion for music in their life, then that’s a wonderful thing” – Eddie Van Halen

“The world is in great need of more music education. When students play music, it allows a part of their artistic mind to express itself, which is very important in helping to balance a child intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally” – Paul Reed Smith

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music” – Albert Einstein

“My music education was oral. I was resistant to scores and things like that. In Jewish religious music, there are no scores. You learn everything by rote, by ear, by repeating” – Charlemagne Palestine

“If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart” – Shinichi Suzuki

“When I left South Africa in 1960 I was 20 years old. I wanted to try to get an education, and music education was not available for me in South Africa” – Hugh Masekela

“Music education can help spark a child’s imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child’s world of possiblity” – Hillary Clinton

“You know, and the fact that Nina Simone had to start playing in clubs and sing because her parents had moved north to support her music education. You know, so she had to sing. She had to make a living ’cause she was supporting her family. So poverty and race put her in this place which, you know, created enormous success, but it’s not what her psyche was all about” – Liz Garbus

“Education in music is most sovereign because more than anything else rhythm and harmony find their way to the innermost soul and take strongest hold upon it” – Plato

“With music, one’s whole future life is brightened. This is such a treasure in life that it helps us over many troubles and difficulties. Music is nourishment, a comforting elixir. Music multiplies all that is beautiful and of value in life.” – Zoltan Kodaly

“In school, I guess I was a difficult, know-it-all type of student… I was always complaining that music education was too academic” – Bjork

“Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I absolutely think the Seattle grunge sound was instrumental to my music education” – David Cook

“Elemental music is never just music. It’s bound up with movement, dance and speech, and so it is a form of music in which one must participate, in which one is involved not as a listener but as a co-performer.b Carl Orff

“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them – a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” – Gerald Ford

“I was a teacher for a long time. I taught at a community college: voice, theory, humanities. And nowadays, music education is a dying thing. Funding is being cut more and more and more” – Jon Secada

Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. MARTIN LUTHER KING,JR.

Education Quotes For Kids

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“Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” – Jim Henson

“I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly.” – Deborah Norville

“Children just need the time, space, and permission to be kids.” – Angela Hanscom

“Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?” – Erich Fromm

“We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them.” – Jean Jacques Rosseau

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin

“The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” – Oscar Wilde

“Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.” – Thomas Huxley

“Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.” – Glenn Beck

“Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.” – Marva Collins

“No matter how he may think himself accomplished, when he sets out to learn a new language, science or the bicycle, he has entered a new realm as truly as if he were a child newly born into the world.” – Frances Willard

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

“If you don’t feel safe as a child, you can’t learn.” – Lady Gaga

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson

“I believe that a parent’s role is to provide a path or opportunity for their children.” – David Soul

“I agree that a love of reading is a great gift for a parent to pass on to his or her child.” – Ann Brashares

“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

“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” – Plato

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” – Chinese proverb

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead

“Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” – Ernest Dimnet

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“carrot and stick” method. Let the child self reward when they do good jobs and have a set of punishments when they do not live up to standards.

“By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“By crawling, a child learns to stand.” – Hausa

“A child without education is like a bird without wings.” – Tibetan Proverb

“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” – George Santayana

“Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.” – Harold Hulbert

Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.

Education Quotes For Students

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“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

“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” – Conrad Hall

“Whoever ceases to be a student has never been a student.” – George Iles

“When the student is ready, the master appears.” – Buddhist proverb

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

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

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” – John Dewey

“Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” – George Evans

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams

“Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” – John Holt

“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

“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

“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth” – Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

“The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.” – William R. Inge

“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

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” – Robert M Hutchins

“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

“Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves.” – Euripides

“Ignorance is a disease, and the only effective vaccine is a High Quality Education.”

“We have found a cure for all the diseases that are currently plaguing mankind, it’s called improving education and making a high quality education available to every human being on earth.”

“The best way to fight poverty is to empower people through access to quality education.” – John Legend

“A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.” – Charles Rangel

“ne of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so.” – Christine Gregoire

“very child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education.” – Bill Frist

“Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.” – Desmond Tutu

“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” – John Ruskin

“There are so many people around the world in need of high-quality education and really starving for education.” – Daphne Koller

“But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students.” – Roy Barnes

“What we need is an education system that works for every child, not a select few. This starts with providing a quality education for our youngest Americans so they can learn, grow, and become prosperous citizens.” – Marc Veasey

“We have the ability to provide quality education to every child on earth right now.” – Adam Braun

“The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams.” – Ed Markey

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

“Intelligence and skills can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” – John F. Kennedy

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Our youth should also be educated in music and physical education.” – Aristotle

“Health is worth more than learning.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man.” – Baden Powell de Aquino

“In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation.” – Robert Kennedy

“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is a disease.” – V.L. Allineare

“For those who don’t make time for exercise, they’ll have to make time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

Education Is Not The Learning Of Facts But The Training Of The Mind To Think. Albert Einstein

Education Quotes For Teachers

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“To teach is to learn twice.” – Joseph Joubert

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.” – Ralph Nader

“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” – Dr. Seuss

“Thought flows in terms of stories — stories about events, stories about people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are the best storytellers. We learn in the form of stories.” – Frank Smith

“This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero!” – Swami Sivananda

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The most beautiful things in the creating of the child are his ‘mistakes’. The more a child’s work is full of these individual mistakes the more wonderful it is. And the more a teacher removes them from the child’s work the duller, more desolate and impersonal it becomes.” – Franz Cizek

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

“The greatest sign of a success for a teacher…is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”” – Maria Montessori

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

“Teachers are those who help us in resolving problems which, without them, we wouldn’t have.” – Unknown

“Love is a better teacher than duty.” – Albert Einstein

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

“Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.” – Richard Bach

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.” – Confucius

“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis

“Experience is the teacher of all things.” – Julius Caesar

“Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.” – Minna Antrim

“Everybody’s a teacher if you listen.” – Doris Roberts

“Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.” – Confucius

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese proverb

“Being a mother has been my greatest teacher and also the most self-sacrificing thing I’ve ever done.” – Katey Sagal

“As a teacher, my strategy is to encourage questioning. I’m the least authoritarian professor you’ll ever meet.” – Niall Ferguson

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.” – Horace Mann

“A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” – Thomas Carruthers

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

“A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.” – Eliphas Levi

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” – Gail Goldwin

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” – Josef Albers

“When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.” – John Taylor Gatto

“The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.” – Alfred Adler

Life is not about being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being popular. It is about being real, being humble and being kind.

In Conclusion

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Education is the process of facilitating learning or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Education gives us an understanding of the world and allows us to use that knowledge wisely. It helps us grow personally, professionally, and socially. It also helps us become better versions of ourselves.

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