Education Quotes

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
– Nelson Mandela

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
– Lord Brougham
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
– Joseph Addison
It is always in season for old men to learn.
– Aeschylus
His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
– Woody Allen
I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that.
– Sparky Anderson
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
– Maya Angelou
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
– Aristotle
Education is the best provision for old age.
– Aristotle
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
– Aristotle
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
– Aristotle
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
– Isaac Asimov
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
– Nancy Astor
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.
– Liberty Hyde Bailey
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.
– Russell Baker
Excellent education and an excellent environment are two hallmarks of our state. How we treat our environment is connected to so many other opportunities in Maine.
– John Elias Baldacci
Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're black.
– James A. Baldwin
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
– Hosea Ballou
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
– Tallulah Bankhead
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
– Jacques Barzun
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Think about it: Every educated person is not rich, but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty. So education is a fundamental solution to poverty.
– Kathleen Blanco
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
– Allan Bloom
Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need.
– Christopher Bond
I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system.
– Barbara Boxer
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
– Joseph Brodsky
Man is what he reads.
– Joseph Brodsky
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
– Charlotte Bronte
Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
– George W. Bush
When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.
– Michael Badnarik
Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
– Bob Beauprez
America is the best half-educated country in the world.
– Nicholas Murray Butler
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
– G. K. Chesterton
No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
– G. K. Chesterton
The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.
– G. K. Chesterton
Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
– G. K. Chesterton
Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.
– Noam Chomsky
No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.
– Hillary Clinton
In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.
– Bill Clinton
He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.
– Charles Caleb Colton
'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
– William Congreve
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
– Diogenes the Cynic
There is no education like adversity.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important tools in making higher education a possibility for lower- and middle-income students.
– Christopher Dodd
Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
– Norman Douglas
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
– Peter F. Drucker
By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.
– John Dryden
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
– Alexandre Dumas
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
– Will Durant
Education is the transmission of civilization.
– Will Durant
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
– Tryon Edwards
Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don't begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.
– Robert. L. Ehrlich
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
– Albert Einstein
To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
– Epictetus
Your library is your paradise.
– Desiderius Erasmus
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
– Edward Everett
Fully 57 percent of American college students are women. Life insurance companies sell more policies to women than to men. As women continue to draw on experience and education, they're accelerating their numbers in upper management, too.
– Suzanne Fields
It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.
– Harvey S. Firestone
Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation.
– Ernie Fletcher
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
– Malcolm Forbes
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
– Anatole France
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
– Benjamin Franklin
Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration.
– Bill Frist
Education is the cornerstone of our communities and our country.
– Bill Frist
Every child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education.
– Bill Frist
Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
– Robert Frost
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
– Robert Frost
My parents discussed singing every night over the dinner table; I had a tremendous music education.
– Renee Fleming
I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
– John W. Gardner
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
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
– John W. Gardner
I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
– Al Green
To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.
– Alan Greenspan
Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers.
– Christine Gregoire
A college education shows a man how little other people know.
– Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Learn to think continentally.
– Alexander Hamilton
There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests.
– Marvin Hamlisch
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
– Sydney J. Harris
Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life.
– Brad Henry
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
– Napoleon Hill
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
A university is not a political party, and an education is not an indoctrination.
– David Horowitz
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
– Victor Hugo
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
– Victor Hugo
Economic prosperity and quality education for our children are inexorably linked.
– Jon Huntsman, Jr.
A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
– Robert M. Hutchins
Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.
– Robert M. Hutchins
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
– Robert M. Hutchins
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
– Robert M. Hutchins
The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
– Aldous Huxley
It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.
– Thomas Henry Huxley
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
– Charles F. Kettering
Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
– John Maynard Keynes
The one thing we can do is invest in the quality of education, especially higher education.
– Ron Kind
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
– Karl Kraus