Educational Quotes And Sayings


Educational Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of educational quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education.  Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.  We must make our choice; we cannot have both.”
– Abraham Flexner

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” 
Albert Einstein

“It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.”
– Albert Einstein

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”
– Albert Einstein

Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.”
– Aldous Huxley

“It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.” 
– Alec Bourne

“Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.”
– Allan Bloom

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
– Alvin Toffler

“Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.” 
– Ambrose Bierce

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.” 
– Anatole France

“Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.”
– Anatole France

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.”
– Anatole France

“A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness.”
– Ann Radcliffe

“I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.” 
– Anne Sullivan

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

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

Children should not be coddled in their intellectual training any more than in their physical; and though the studies should be made interesting the interest should arise out of the studies themselves. We have bred a generation that cannot digest anything intellectual but tablets of peptonized food. One sees that in the popular papers with their brevity, still increasing in brevity as far as brevity can increase, and in the capacity for thought of our rulers.”
– Arthur Lynch

“The accumulation of facts, even if interesting in themselves, should not constitute the main part of education; these facts, whether they be of classical learning or knick-knacks of history, will be of little use unless the mind has been trained to see them in proper perspective.”
– Arthur Lynch

“The test of education, apart from the accomplishments that secure places in an artificial system, should be this: Let the man be thrown naked on an unknown shore, and be forced to win his way amidst a new people. It may then be of little use to play cricket or to mishandle Tschaikowsky on a piano, but good physique, intelligence, and will power make their way infallibly.”
– Arthur Lynch

“We are heirs of the ages because throughout the ages mankind has devised and fashioned new things, and step by step added new conquests to our domain in that incessant contest with nature which means life. But we are decadent heirs if we cannot use the instruments that the ages have put into our hands. The acquisition of these, in the largest scope, is education.”
– Arthur Lynch

Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering –because you can’t take it in all at once.”
– Audrey Hepburn

“In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity – it is a pre-requisite.”
– Barack Obama

“The countries who out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow.”
– Barack Obama

“Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.”
– Bill Beattie

“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.”
– Bill Vaughan

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

“Education should be the handmaid of citizenship.”
– Calvin Coolidge

“The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.”
– Carl T. Rowan

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.”
– Charles W. Eliot

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

“Learning is like rowing upstream:  not to advance is to drop back.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” 
– Chinese Proverb

“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”
– Chinese Proverb

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