Educational Quotes

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

"It's a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." - Albert Einstein

“It’s a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” – Albert Einstein

"The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain i am that I know nothing." Voltaire

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


“Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream the farther you get.” Michael Phelps

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


"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." BB King

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” BB King

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.” Horace Mann

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison

“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.” James Dewar

“Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb

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

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” Sydney J. Harris

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin

“Good schools, like good societies and good families, celebrate and cherish diversity.” Deborah Meier

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” Clay P. Bedford

“The true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.” F.W. Robertson

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” Josef Albers

“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.” Patricia Neal

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” Phil Collins

“Whoever first coined the phrase ‘you’re the wind beneath my wings’ most assuredly was reflecting on the sublime influence of a very special teacher.” Frank Trujillo

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward

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

“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.” Robert Anthony

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

“A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.” Horace Mann

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

“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

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

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” Robert Frost

“When you know better you do better.” Maya Angelou

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Henry Ford

“Remember that our nation’s first great leaders were also our first great scholars” John F. Kennedy

“In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how. “ Harry Wong

“What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.” Martina Horner

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

“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

“Education is all a matter of building bridges.” Ralph Ellison

“Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it” Confucius

“If you are truly serious about preparing your child for the future, don’t teach him to subtract – teach him to deduct.” Fran Lebowitz

“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one” Malcom S. Forbes

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

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time” Chinese Proverb

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

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Picasso

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

“Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” John Holt

“Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.” John F. Kennedy

“From my grandfather’s father, I learned to dispense with attendance at public schools, and to enjoy good teachers at home, and to recognize that on such things money should be eagerly spent.” Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“We are the world, we are the children…” Michael Jackson

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

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” B.B. King

“Children need models rather than critics.” Joseph Joubert

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” Henry Brooks Adam

“We think too much about effective methods of teaching and not enough about effective methods of learning.” John Carolus S.J.

“Most teachers waste their time by asking question which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what pupils knows or is capable of knowing.” Albert Einstein

“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” Leo F. Buscaglia

“Tell me and I’ll forget; Show me and I may remember; Involve me and I’ll understand;” Chinese Proverb

“Have you ever been at sea a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, grope her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. ‘Light! Give me light’ was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.” Helen Keller

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward in your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” David M. Burns

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” Plato

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” James Baldwin

“It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual.” Allen Klein

“Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.” Alice Miller

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick call truth.” Dan Rather

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important.” Bill Gates

“A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.” A Bartlett Giamatti

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