Education Quotes by Brilliant Minds

Education is very important because it opens the mind and plays a vital role in our societies. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves. Here in the post there are some inspirational and though-provoking education quotes:-

Education is not the preparation for life; education is life itself.

-John Dewey

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

-Maya Angelou

I know, there is no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society, but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.

— Thomas Jefferson

The better the citizenry as a whole are educated, the wider and more sensible public participation, debate and social mobility will be…Highly sophisticated Élites are the easiest and least original thing a society can produce. The most difficult and the most valuable is a well-educated populace.

— John Ralston Saul

Education quotes for teachers

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
– Albert Einstein

Curiosity is a delicate little plant that, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom.
– Albert Einstein

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

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds
– Albert Einstein

I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
– Albert Einstein

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
– Albert Einstein

The freedom to make mistakes provides the best environment for creativity. 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 Franc

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

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
– Arthur Koestler

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 with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.
-David M. Burns

education quotes

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
– Aristotle

All men by nature desire to know.
– Aristotle

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
– Aristotle

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.
– Aristotle

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

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

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

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

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
-Mark Twain

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

 

 

 

Education quotes for teachers

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

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
-Will Durant

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

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

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
– Abraham Lincoln

Education cost money, but then so does ignorance.
-Claus Moser

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

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
– Ben Franklin

Almost all education has a political motive: it aims at strengthening some group, national or religious or even social, in the competition with other groups. It is this motive, in the main, which determines the subjects taught, the knowledge offered and the knowledge withheld, and also decides what mental habits the pupils are expected to acquire. Hardly anything is done to foster the inward growth of mind and spirit; in fact, those who have had the most education are very often atrophied in their mental and spiritual life.
– Bertrand Russell

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

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