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140 Quotes About Education and the Power of Learning

Published on May 25, 2020 6:30 AM EST
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Our latest collection of quotes about education.

Education is one of the most powerful things in life. It allows us to find the meaning behind everything and helps improve lives in a massive way.

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Education gives us an understanding of the world around us and offers us an opportunity to use that knowledge wisely.

Irrespective of race, creed, and gender, education makes it possible for people to stand out as equal with all the other persons from different walks of life.

Overall, education is the platform that makes it possible to defeat all barriers.

In that respect, here are some powerful education quotes to help us appreciate the power of learning and gaining knowledge.

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Quotes about education and the power of learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats

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

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

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

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

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

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16. They know enough who know how to learn. – Henry Adams

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17. 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

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

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19. Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France

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

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

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

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

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24. It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.- Agnes Repplierg

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25. They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it is in the home, school, or anyplace. – Malala Yousafzai

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

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

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28. Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.- Dr. W. Edwards Deming

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29. Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.- John Holt

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

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

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

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

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

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

36. Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.- Dr. John G. Hibben

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

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

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

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

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41. “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

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

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

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

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

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

47. All men by nature desire to know.- Aristotle

48. “Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.“ – W. E. B. Du Bois

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

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

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

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

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

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

55. “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

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

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

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

59. “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

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

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

62. “Only the educated are free.” ― Epictetus

63. “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

64. “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

65. “I think you learn more if you’re laughing at the same time.” ― Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

66. “I don’t want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.” ― Malala Yousafzai

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

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

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

70. “With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.” ― Malala Yousafzai

Don’t forget to also read these Maria Montessori quotes from the woman that changed education.

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71. “All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” –Martin Fisher

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

73. “It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” –Claude Bernard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

84. “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

85. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”― Roy T. Bennett

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

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

88. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

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

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

93. “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

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

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

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

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

98. “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

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

100. “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

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

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

103. “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

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

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

106. “Your library is your paradise.” – Desiderius Erasmus

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

108. “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

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

110. “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” ― B.B. King

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

112. “One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.” – Sophocles

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

114. “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” – Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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121. “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

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

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

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

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

126. “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.

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

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

129. “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

130. “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

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131. “A man’s mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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

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

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

135. “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

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

137. “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

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

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

140. “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

Which are your favorite education quotes?

Education is at the center of everything that’s good in our world today. Without education, we would not have advances in education, computers, mathematics, psychology, engineering and any other fields.

It is important that we keep learning.  Education is one of the most important things we can do today to secure our futures. Hopefully, these quotes have shown why we should all pursue education.

Did you enjoy these quotes about education? Which of the education quotes was your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below.

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    Nancy Lalweny

    July 10, 2019 at 6:59 AM

    8. “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ― Victor Hugo.
    this is my best quote. However, most of them are inspiring. Many thanks for sharing

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    Mary P Esposito

    June 19, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    These quotes are inspiring and remind us how important it is to learn something new everyday of our lives and teach our young the love of learning.

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    Yukti Arora

    June 11, 2019 at 12:07 AM

    Nice Blog related to education so inspiring thanks for sharing such wonderful quotes.

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    Brenda Legonhal

    May 8, 2019 at 6:22 PM

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

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    clinton mala

    May 6, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    education is the passport to the future,for tomorrow belongs to those who preparee for it today

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      Ruchita

      December 3, 2019 at 1:11 AM

      Very inspiring

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    Ishika

    May 4, 2019 at 11:40 PM

    These quotes are incredible….
    It had refresh our mind for our future..

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    Mk

    April 29, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    7.) “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― our Prophit Muhammed Peace be upon him, not Ghnadi

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