Education Quotes

On the present state of Education:
Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
~ G. M. Trevelyan

But again:
Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
~ William Allin

Education Quotes
Here are our favorite quotes and sayings on the sacred topic of Education:
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
~ Laurence J. Peter

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
~John Dewey

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
~ Nicholas Murray Butler

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
Daniel J. Boorstin

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

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

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could do for themselves.
~ Abraham Lincoln

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

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
~ Perelman

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
~John Maynard Keynes

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

There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
~Will Rogers

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

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
~ Vernon Law (More Experience Quotes)

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
~Aristotle

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

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

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
~William Butler Yeats

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
~ Robert Green Ingersoll

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

The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
~Edward Everett

The highest result of education is tolerance.
~ Helen Keller

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
~Gail Godwin

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

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action
~ Herbert Spencer

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
~Cornelius Vanderbilt

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
~Ambrose Bierce

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

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
~Peter Drucker

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

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.
~Chinese Proverbs

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

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

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
~ Plato

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

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death
~Albert Einstein

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
~Michel de Montaigne

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throats.
~Martin H. Fischer

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. ~Edward Everett

The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others
~ Grayson Kirk

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

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

Education should be exercise; it has become massage.
~Martin H. Fischer

An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make a life.
~Source Unknown

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
~Robert Maynard Hutchins

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
~Walt Disney

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
~ Oscar Wilde

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

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

An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.
~Anatole France

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

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
~Mark Twain

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
~C. S. Lewis

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  1. Geoff says:

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    “an investment in knowledge returns the best interest.” Ben Franklin

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