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21 Inspirational Quotes on Education

It is time for another post with inspirational quotes. This time Id like to focus on something I find very useful: education.

School may have been – or still be – boring, a killer of creativity or downright awful for you.

But education is still important because it opens the mind and expands it. And if your years in school were bad or boring you can still educate yourself now.

Anyways, here is some wisdom and inspiration from the people who have walked before us.

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

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped 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

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow

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

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

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry B Adams

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 first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
Gloria Steinem

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

The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Tom Bodett

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.
Chinese proverb

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

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

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

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

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.

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

If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

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  • MartHath April 21, 2007, 6:08 pm

    I really like these series of inspirational quotes, and from this selection I would have to say that the Will Durand speaks the most to me!

  • Roland Hansen April 30, 2007, 10:53 pm

    Thank you so much for providing this entry on inspirational educational quotes.

  • Nighty May 2, 2007, 2:37 pm

    You forgot the greatest education quote of them all:

    I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
    — Mark Twain

  • Cat Williams November 6, 2007, 9:50 pm

    I am a 8th grader and this really hepled me alot.

  • natalie May 9, 2008, 8:41 pm

    some of these quotes were really nice

  • iya yo June 17, 2008, 2:51 pm

    i love those qoutes.
    there amazing. 😉

  • fae holakeituai July 19, 2008, 2:54 am

    great quotes that helped me become a master of my thoughts on education!

  • j dunkle September 25, 2008, 12:57 am

    these quotes are great-they help me alot!

  • g October 19, 2009, 2:23 pm

    thank you. 🙂

  • bongronzkie June 2, 2010, 7:45 am

    i really like the inspirational quotes i learn more knowledge from this. They are really inprarional not only to me and also to all of us!!!

  • kelly July 22, 2010, 1:18 am

    thank you=)

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