Education and Educational Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs to Boost YourIntellect

A collection of interesting, thought-provoking and odd quotes, sayings and proverbs regarding the value of education.

Education Quotes and Education Sayings

Only the educated are free. ~Epictetus

Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get. ~William Lowe Bryan

If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family (nation). ~Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir-Aggrey

Studyation beat Education. ~Bajan Proverb

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

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

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

Children enter school as question marks and leave as periods. ~Neil Postman

Seek education from the cradle to the grave. ~Arabic proverb

If I ran a school, I’d give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I’d give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them. ~R. Buckminster Fuller

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. ~George Santayana

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

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

We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. ~Clarence Thomas

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

Education make a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. ~Peter Brougham

They say that we are better educated than our parents’ generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing. ~Richard Yates

Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn. ~Greek proverb

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

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

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

When asked how much educated men were superior to those uneducated, Aristotle answered, ‘As much as the living are to the dead.’ ~Diogenes Laetius

Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life. ~Frederick W.Robertson

Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand. ~Native American saying

I am still learning. ~Michelangelo

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. ~Alfred Mercier

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

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions. ~Martin H. Fischer

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself. ~Robin Cook

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul. ~Joseph Addison

Education is the transmission of civilization. ~Will Durant

Seek education even if it takes you to China. ~Arabic proverb

Education is the best provision for old age. ~Aristotle

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and will never be. ~Thomas Jefferson

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

Upon the education of the people of this country, the fate of this country depends. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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. ~Author Unknown

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught. ~George Savile

Education is a gift that none can take away. ~American proverb

Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. ~G.M. Trevelyan

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

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

Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail.  What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail.  It won’t fatten the dog. ~Mark Twain

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ~Victor Hugo

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

Education is what you know, not what’s in the book. ~Egyptian proverb

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

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious – just dead wrong. ~R. Baker

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

A child without education, is like a bird without wings. ~Tibetan proverb

Education is the movement from darkness to light. ~Allan Bloom

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. ~Oscar Wilde

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

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

Crooked by nature is never made straight by education. ~Italian proverb

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

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Roger Lewin

The tragedy of education is played in two scenes – incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils. ~Martin H. Fischer

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

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence. ~Albert Edward Wiggam

Education is the mental railway, beginning at birth and running on to eternity. No hand can lay it in the right direction but the hand of a mother. ~Mrs. H. O. Ward

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight train, but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

If you think education is expensive try ignorance. ~African proverb

It is only the ignorant who despise education. ~Publius Syrus

The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth. ~Erasmus

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. ~Plutarch

The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education. ~Paul E. Gray

Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~Sydney J. Harris

A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education. ~Smiley Blanton

You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do. ~Norman Juster

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned. ~Mark Twain

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. ~English proverb

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