16 Great Famous Quotes About Education

The Best Famous Quotes About Education

The school year may be nearing its close, but our education never stops progressing…at least we hope it doesn’t! For today’s blog post, we put together a few of our favorite quotations about education. Please share your own favorites in the comment section below! We’d love to read them!

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

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

16 Great Famous Quotes About Education“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

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”
— Maya Angelou

“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.

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

“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 highest result of education is tolerance.”
— Helen Keller

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

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.”
— John Keats

“Education must not simply teach work—it must teach Life.”
— W. E. B. Dubois

“There are many problems, but I think there is a solution to all these problems; it’s just one, and it’s education.”
— Malala Yousafzai

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

“Don’t just teach your kids to read—teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.”
— George Carlin

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

“Every kid has something they’re good at, that you hope they find and gravitate toward.”
— Tina Fey

12 Comments on “16 Great Famous Quotes About Education”

  1. Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced,I truly believe this after these past few months!

  2. Helen Keller is ALWAYS inspiring! Thanks for that Heather!

    Also, I’d like to add a few more:
    Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. Bob Talber
    Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert
    Everybody’s a teacher if you listen. Doris Roberts

  3. I noticed that when I teach or explain something to someone else, I remember and understand it better myself. Great quotes!

  4. Thanks for the encouraging quotes. I like the variety of people you chose from- ranging from historic Helen Keller to modern Tina Fey, awesome!

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