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50 Quotes About Education and the Power of Learning

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.

Education gives us an understanding of the world around us and offers us an opportunity to use that knowledge wisely. To gain respect from the society and to lead a happy and prosperous life, one should be educated.

Irrespective of caste, 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.

Quotes about education and the power of learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9.) “Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.” ― G.K. Chesterton

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

Education quotes to remind of its power

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education quotes to inspire a love of learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quotes about education and its importance

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

Other inspirational education quotes

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

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.

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