Education Quotes

George Carlin quote: Don't just teach your children to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Joey & Amy (2014)

These inspirational education quotes are words of wisdom and positive attitudes about education, learning and reading.

Along with a page of Education Sayings, there are also pages of Teacher Quotes and Teacher Sayings, for more positive inspiration.

Education quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname

A Education Quotes

There is no one from whom a teacher of God cannot learn, so there is no one whom he cannot teach.
A Course In Miracles

The little ones still remember how to use the power of their imagination. They are still engaged in the utilization of their imagination, that is one of the reasons that keeps them so exhilarated.

A teacher affects eternity;
he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams 1838 – 1918

Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.
Joseph Addison 1672 – 1719

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Joseph Addison 1672 – 1719

It is always the season for the old to learn.
Aeschylus 525BC

Spirituality is not an escape from life. It is turning inwards so that one may know oneself. Spirituality is the science that teaches one to understand life in greater depth. It is management of the mind.
Amma 1953

Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime educators.
Amos Bronson Alcott 1799 – 1888

Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.
Eric Allen

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014

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 1928 – 2014

All men by nature desire knowledge.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Educating the mind, without educating the heart, is no education at all.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Education is the best provision for old age.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

For the things we have to learn before we can do them…
we learn by doing them!
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

If you would understand anything…
observe its beginning and its development.

Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

The more you know… the more you know you don’t know.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

The pleasures arising from thinking and learning will make us think and learn all the more.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

A good question is, of course, the key by which infinite answers can be educed.
Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992

Any increase in knowledge anywhere helps pave the way for an increase in knowledge everywhere.
Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992

Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well.

Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka but ‘That’s funny…’
Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992

Was there anything more exciting in life than seeking answers?
Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992

Education is not a matter of getting facts and sowing them within brains, but that it is an attitude of mind that you teach children to find out for themselves.
David Attenborough 1926

I learned most, not from those who taught me, but from those who talked with me.
St Augustine 354 – 430

B Education Quotes

For also knowledge itself is power.
Francis Bacon 1561 – 1626

Natural abilities are like natural plants… they need pruning by study.
Francis Bacon 1561 – 1626

Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity.
P. T. Barnum 1810 – 1891

You can learn new ideas, ideas that have higher energy to them. When you learn how to see things in new ways and they bring higher energy, then things are easy – the Universe moves easily, you can change things quickly, you can create things in your life, attract things in your life… quickly, smoothly.
Bashar-Darryl Anka

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

Clay P. Bedford

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 – 1827

The child does not begin to fall until she becomes seriously interested in walking, until she actually begins walking. Falling is thus more an indication of learning than a sign of failure.
Polly Berrien Berends

One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach.
W. E. B. Du Bois 1868 – 1963

History is… The version of past events, that people have decided to agree on.
Napoleon Bonaparte 1769 – 1821

Show me a family of readers… And I will show you the people who move the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte 1769 – 1821

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Bono 1960

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
Jorge Luis Borges 1899 – 1986

I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.
Richard Branson 1950

Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.
Emilie Buchwald 1935

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I said it… Unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC

Teach this triple truth to all: a generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are things which renew humanity.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Edmund Burke 1729 – 1797

To be able to learn things quickly isn’t everything. To be kind is worth a great deal to other people.
Frances Hodgson Burnett 1849 – 1924

C Education Quotes

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can. You will be grateful you did.
Sarah Caldwell 1924 – 2006

Art is the imagination at play in the field of time.
Julia Cameron 1948

I think there is too much emphasis placed on learning things by rote that you don’t really care about. So what happens to students in school is that they eventually lose interest in learning, because they’ve been forced to learn the required course, rather than pursuing their passion.
Jack Canfield 1944

Don’t just teach your children to read.
Teach them to question what they read.
Teach then to question everything.

George Carlin 1937 – 2008

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
May Ellen Chase 1887 – 1973

I teach people that, no matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic, no matter how much drama is around you, you can heal by your presence. If you just stay within your centre.
Deepak Chopra 1946

Natural ability without education has oftener raised men to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC – 43BC

I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school, but because my mother took me to the library.
Sandra Cisneros 1954

Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from Masters.
St Bernard of Clairvaux 1090 – 1153

Intuition is the highest form of intelligence, transcending all individual abilities and skill
Sylvia Clare

Intuition means exactly what it sounds like, in-tuition! An inner tutor or teaching and learning mechanism that takes us forward daily. It is a resource that, where recognized, has infinite potential.
Sylvia Clare

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40, and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?
Arthur C. Clarke 1917 – 2008

Education breeds confidence.
Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.
Confucius 551BC – 479BC

It is not what is poured into a student that counts, but what is planted.
Linda Conway

I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.
Coolio 1963

D Education Quotes

Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Matilda)

Oh, books, what books they used to know
Those children living long ago
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray
Go throw your TV set away
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall

Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory)

The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-days sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemmingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Matilda)

There is little point teaching anything backwards. The whole object of life, Headmistress, is to go forwards.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Matilda)

“You seemed so far away,” Miss Honey whispered, awestruck. “Oh, I was. I was flying past the stars on silver wings,” Matilda said. “It was wonderful.”
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Matilda)

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

Learn not only to find what you life, learn to like what you find.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

Education is not preparation for life.. Education is life itself.
John Dewey 1859 – 1952

Mothers, teach your children this. Teach your children that wisdom is everywhere. In pieces. Some of the wisdom is in the trees, some of the wisdom is with the animals. Some of the wisdom is with the planets and the stars and the moons and the sun. Some of the wisdom flows with the waters. Some of the wisdom was with our ancestors. Some of the wisdom is in our minds. All of the wisdom is from the Spirit of God.
Esther Davis-Thompson

Information’s pretty thin stuff, unless mixed with experience.
Clarence Day 1874 – 1935

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
Kate DiCamillo 1964

It is the supreme art of the teacher to Awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Charles M. Dickinson

There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away.
Emily Dickinson 1830 – 1886

Children have to be educated, but they also have to be left to educate themselves.
Ernest Dimnet 1856 – 1954

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.
Walt Disney 1901 – 1966

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Benjamin Disraeli 1804 – 1881

There is no education like adversity.
Benjamin Disraeli 1804 – 1881

The art of teaching is.. The art of assisting discovery.
Mark van Doren 1894 – 1972

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
Frederick Douglas 1818 – 1895

Be a student.. By staying open and willing to learn from everyone and anyone.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Once you see a child’s self-image begin to improve, you will see significant gains in achievement areas, but even more important, you will see a child who is beginning to enjoy life more.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

The wisest and most profound teachings on the planet today. (talking about Abraham-Hicks)
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Try viewing everyone who comes into your life as a teacher.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

E Education Quotes

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
Umberto Eco 1932 – 2016

I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
Arthur Eddington 1882 – 1944

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Marian Wright Edelman 1939

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know now and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Those who trust us educate us.
George Eliot 1819 – 1880

Do you know the secret of the true scholar? In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Knowledge exists to be imparted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
Epictetus 55 – 135

If a child can’t learn the way we teach.. Maybe we should teach the way they learn.
Ignacio Estrada

F Education Quotes

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
Martin Henry Fischer 1879 – 1962

Facts are not science – as the dictionary is not literature.
Martin Henry Fischer 1879 – 1962

The world is your school.
Martin Henry Fischer 1879 – 1962

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Gustave Flaubert 1821 – 1880

Educations purpose is to replace an empty mind, with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes 1919 – 1990

Literature is the province of imagination and stories, in whatever guise, are meditations on life.
Paula Fox 1923

When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child’s hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an Awakener.
Paula Fox 1923

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 do know and what you don’t.
Anatole France 1844 – 1924

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
Anatole France 1844 – 1924

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790

Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790

The National Science Foundation asked the great ‘breakthrough’ scientists what they felt to be the most dominantly favourable factor in their educational experience. The answer was almost uniformly: Intimate association with a great, inspiring teacher.
Buckminster Fuller 1895 – 1983

You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Buckminster Fuller 1895 – 1983

Today a reader.. Tomorrow a leader.
Margaret Fuller 1810 – 1850

G Education Quotes

A book is a dream that you can hold in your hand.
Neil Gaiman 1960

Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.
Neil Gaiman 1960

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him to find it within himself.
Galileo 1564 – 1642

Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

In education the life of the mind proceeds gradually from scientific experiments to intellectual theories, to spiritual feeling, and then to God.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

There is no school equal to a decent home, and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, and inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.
Shakti Gawain 1948 – 2018

The light of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personality.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Where knowledge ends.. Feeling and imagination begin.
Neville Goddard 1905 – 1972

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman 1869 – 1940

Physicists over the past one hundred years have discovered that the field connects all of us, and that the reason we control our lives is because every thought we have is an energy wave that affects everything in the Universe.
Pam Grout

H Education Quotes

History is there to be learned from and not lived to.
HA-Tony Neate

The purpose of any channelling is not to tell or to instruct, but to stimulate.. To create new depths and new areas of thinking.
HA-Tony Neate

What is of importance in channelling is that the person contacts a higher level of creative thought. This enables more advanced teachings and philosophies to be offered to the planet because the evolution of a planet, both individually and collectively, is on-going.
HA-Tony Neate

My parents were teachers and they went out of their way to see to it that I had books. We grew up in a home that was full of books. And so I learned to read, I loved to read.
Alex Haley 1921 – 1992

To be a good scientist, you have to use your heart because that’s where the information comes first.
Nassim Haramein 1962

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious.
Stephen Hawking 1942 – 2018

Unless we learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. This is no longer merely an academic exercise, but may contain our worlds fate and our destiny.
Alex Hayley 1921 – 1992

Knowledge speaks.. But wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix 1942 – 1970

The Masters of life know the way, for they listen to the voice within them, the voice of wisdom and simplicity, the voice that reasons beyond cleverness and know beyond knowledge.
Benjamin Hoff 1946

A mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894

You learn by doing, there is no other way.
John Holt 1923 – 1985

No amount of skilful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
Edward Hopper 1882 – 1967

My brain is the key that sets my mind free.
Harry Houdini 1874 – 1926

I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.
Whitney Houston 1963 – 2012 also George Benson
written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed)

To learn to read is to light fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

There’s only one corner of the Universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
Aldous Huxley 1894 – 1963

J Education Quotes

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work
Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009

Mind no longer appears as an accidental intruder into the realm of matter: we are beginning to suspect that we ought rather to hail it as the ‘Creator and governor of the realm of matter.’
James Hopwood Jeans 1877 – 1946

Science should leave off making pronouncements: the river of knowledge has too often turned back on itself.
James Hopwood Jeans 1877 – 1946

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
Carl Jung 1875 – 1961

K Education Quotes

No matter how knowledgeable you are, respect your parents for their experience and your children for their curiosity.
Amit Kalantri 1988

A book is a gift you can open again and again.
Garrison Keillor 1942

Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.
Ken Keyes Jr. 1921 – 1995

The beautiful thing about learning is.. That no one can take it away from you.
B. B. King 1925

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King Jr. 1929 – 1968

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
Rudyard Kipling 1865 – 1936

Teach us to delight in simple things.
Rudyard Kipling 1865 – 1936

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling 1865 – 1936

A lifestyle of reading puts the vast knowledge of the ages into the hands of our children. Exchanging the life-long riches of a love of reading for the temporary value of facts gleaned from required reading lists is a paltry deal, indeed. Encourage reading, yes, but let their hearts, their interests, their imaginations choose their reading material. Whatever momentary facts they need for the next test or quiz can be found just as easily on Google. A passion for reading can only be found in the heart of the child.
L. R. Knost

Education in the true sense is helping the individual to be mature and free, to flower greatly in love and goodness. That is what we should be interested in, and not in shaping the child according to some idealistic pattern.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 – 1986

Learning is movement from moment to moment.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 – 1986

If you give a man a fish.. He will eat once. If you teach a man to fish.. He will eat for the rest of his life. If you are thinking a year ahead.. Sow seed. If you are thinking ten years ahead.. Plant a tree. If you are thinking one hundred years ahead.. Educate the people. By sowing the seed you harvest once. By planting a tree you will harvest tenfold. By educating the people you will harvest one hundredfold.

L Education Quotes

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.
Dalai Lama 1935

It is vital that when educating our children’s brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.
Dalai Lama 1935

The time has come to take concrete steps to bring about a real transformation in the ways we educate our future generations. We need to combine both an education of the mind with and education of the heart.
Dalai Lama 1935

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.
Ann Landers

Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.
Bruce Lee 1940 – 1973

The royal road to knowledge, all may win, who seek the Source of life in everything.
Edwin Leibfreed

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 1729 – 1781

What education is to the individual man, revelation is to the human race. Education is revelation coming to the individual man, and revelation is education that has come, and is still coming to the human race.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 1729 – 1781

The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I haven’t read.
Abraham Lincoln 1809 – 1865

It is the imagination that gives shape to the universe.
Barry Lopez 1945

Teach children to look at a flower and see all the things it represents: beauty, the health of an ecosystem, and the potential for healing.
Richard Louv 1949

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea.. Are excellent school masters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
John Lubbock

Many people have written eloquently about the power of books, how they educate, elucidate, take you to new cultures, give you new experiences and vantage points, open your heart and mind and pierce your Soul.
Rosamund Lupton

M Education Quotes

We start out as pretty creative beings. Children let their imaginations take them to places they’ve never seen and do things that seem impossible. We encourage it as fun and playtime, but we should celebrate it as the potential for great discovery and accomplishment.
Harvey MacKay 1932

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing it’s own thinking.
Christopher Marley

The aim of education should be to convert the mind into a living fountain, and not a reservoir.
John M. Mason 1770 – 1829

Children must be taught how to think.. Not what to think.
Margaret Mead 1901 – 1978

If each person has natural gifts and innate talents, then the true nature of education must involve the awakening, inviting and blessing of the inner genius and unique life spirit of each young person.
Michael Meade 1944

What we learn with pleasure.. We never forget.
Alfred Mercier

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar, is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.
Bradley Millar

Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of it. You’re always learning.
Helen Mirren 1945

The world is but a school of enquiry.
Michel de Montaigne 1533 – 1592

The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

The greatest triumph of our educational method should always be this: to bring about the spontaneous progress of the child.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth. From this almost mystic affirmation there comes what may seem a strange conclusion: that education must start from birth.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Charles Morgan

Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.
Movie – A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir 1838 – 1914

A journal helps us to live our life time and again. There is no greater life enhancer, life-expander and teacher than a journal.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Art can dissect and analyze and art can compose and harmonize. The scientific age was accompanies by a dissecting and analytical art. The holistic age is seeing the rebirth of a composing and harmonizing art.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Art is spirituality. Art is thought. Art is imagination. Art is feeling. Art is action. Art is the highest expression of life, of being. Art and life must be one.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Art makes humans co-creators with God. It is therefore a Holy, Divine activity.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Each day of life is precious even incredibly precious: therefore write the history of each day. Keep a journal. Preserve your life. Journal keeping should be taught in all schools of Earth.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Each mother and father should devote quite some time to the family’s history. An entire new science and art of family and individual history should be developed and taught: ancestry, genealogy, name etymology, oral history, written history, pictorial history, family heirlooms and souvenirs, scrapbooks, photo collections etc.. What deep joys can be derived from family history! It increases the love and role of the family, the fundamental, basic social unit.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Learn proverbs. Speak in proverbs. Teach with proverbs. They are humanity’s most condensed form of wisdom.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Life is Divine.. Das Leben ist g ttlich. I wish this exclamation of mine as a child were translated in all languages and displayed in every school on Earth.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Love must become the subject of serious scientific study. Loved children are healthier, happier, more peaceful children. Loved husbands have seldom heart attacks. Loved plants grow better. Loved animals are not vicious. Loved nations do not wage war. A humanity of loving people will be a peaceful humanity. To promote love means therefore to promote peace. Yes, let us have a love logy, a science of love, to start with a World University of Love.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Never cease to learn life from yourself and from others. Write it all down to perfect yourself and to impart your wisdom to those who will follow.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

No university on Earth gives master’s degrees of living, of happiness. How strange! We seem to be missing the essential, the all-encompassing knowledge for which universities were originally created!
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Read only good books, inspiring books, non-depressing books. Do not waste money on prefabricated best-sellers. Read a few pages of them before disbursing your money. Know that they are not supposed to last, since your money will be solicited almost immediately for the next one. Seek books which you will keep and read time and again for your happiness, enrichment and life fulfilment.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

The example of parents is the greatest teacher. Parents must stand out as models of happiness to their children.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

There is no greater learning process than to teach.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

We do not see the world as it is.. We see it as we are taught to see it. The same is generally true of our view of humanity, of the Universe, of history and of ourselves. Free yourself, escape from the possible falsehoods.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Writing and art are preserved life, a form of duration, of eternity.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Haruki Murakami 1949

N Education Quotes

If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.
Native American

Our first teacher is our own heart.
Native American

Tell them how we loved all that was beautiful.
Native American

P Education Quotes

Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.
Helen Peters

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Austin Phelps 1820 – 1890

Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life?
Jean Piaget 1896 – 1980

Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.
Jean Piaget 1896 – 1980

Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next.
Jean Piaget 1896 – 1980

The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
Jean Piaget 1896 – 1980

When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.
Jean Piaget 1896 – 1980

I paint as I think them, not as I see them.
Pablo Picasso 1881 – 1973

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Pablo Picasso 1881 – 1973

Every child needs a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
Rita Pierson ? – 2013

Do not train a child to learn by force or 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 429BC – 347BC

For the object of education is to teach us about beauty.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

Geometry will draw the Soul toward the truth and create the spirit of philosophy.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion and knowledge.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch 46 – 120

It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.
Henri Poincare 1854 – 1912

I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.
Natalie Portman 1981

You must unlearn what you have been programmed to believe since birth. That software no longer serves you if you want to live in a world where all things are possible.
Jacqueline E. Purcell

R Education Quotes

Science is a great game. It is inspiring and refreshing. The playing field is the Universe itself.
Isidor Isaac Rabi 1898 – 1988

I think that the mark of a great book is that it will meet you wherever you’re at and you’ll feel and experience something new and different each time you read it.
Josh Radnor 1974

All the arts we practice are apprenticeships. The big art is life.
M. C. Richards 1916 – 1999

Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.
M. C. Richards 1916 – 1999

Human intelligence is richer and more dynamic than we have been led to believe by formal academic education.
Ken Robinson 1950

If you sit kids down, hour after hour, doing low-grade clerical work, don’t be surprised if they start to fidget. Children are not, for the most part, suffering from a psychological condition, they’re suffering from childhood.
Ken Robinson 1950

Imagination is the source of all human achievement.
Ken Robinson 1950

I learn by going where I have to go.
Theodore Roethke 1908 – 1963

Explain to your kids that tests at school do not record their failure. Tests show areas where they can learn and grow, and point up their strengths. They are a reference point to know how they are doing, and to show them where to do more work.
John Roger

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 1920 – 2009

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712 – 1778

All books are divisible into two classes.. the books of the hour and the books of all time.
John Ruskin 1819 – 1900

S Education Quotes

When you make the finding yourself, even if you are the last person on Earth to see the light, you will never forget it.
Carl Sagan 1934 – 1996

What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dear for thousands of years… Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
Carl Sagan 1934 – 1996

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
George Santayana 1863 – 1952

Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the Earth is our mother? What befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. This we know: the Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
Seattle (Chief) 1780 – 1866

Even while they teach.. Men learn.
Seneca 4BC – 65AD

Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.
Dr Seuss 1904 – 1991

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more things you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Dr Seuss 1904 – 1991

From a very early age I’ve interrupted my education..
To go to school.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 – 1950

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 – 1950

Some of the worlds best educators are grandparents.
Charles W. Shedd 1915 – 2004

In my early days I was eager to learn and to do things, and therefore I learned quickly.
Sitting Bull (Chief) 1831 – 1890

No furniture so charming as books.
Sydney Smith 1771 – 1845

The things that have been most valuable to me, I did not learn in school.
Will Smith 1968

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.
Socrates 470BC – 399BC

Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book.
Robert Southey 1774 – 1843

Go forth, little book, from this my solitude
I cast thee on the waters, go thy ways
And if, as I believe, thy vein be good
The world will find thee after many days
Be it with thee according to thy worth
Go, little book – in faith I send thee forth

Robert Southey 1774 – 1843

Our knowledge is our power, and God our strength.
Robert Southey 1774 – 1843

Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility – these three forces are the very nerve of education.
Rudolf Steiner 1861 – 1925

Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom.
Rudolf Steiner 1861 -11925

Imagination connects us with the web of power and the spirit in all things.
Jose Stevens & Lena Stevens

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Paul Sweeney

T Education Quotes

The greatest science in the world – in Heaven and on Earth – is love.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
Nikola Tesla 1856 – 1943

My brain is only a receiver. In the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.
Nikola Tesla 1856 – 1943

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of existence.
Nikola Tesla 1856 – 1943

We are educated to be amazed by the infinite variety of life forms in nature. We are, I believe, only at the beginning of being flabbergasted by its unity.
Lewis Thomas 1913 – 1993

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know.. That is true knowledge.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

We need the tonic of wildness.. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.
Alexandra Trentor

Never let schooling interfere with your education.
Mark Twain 1835 – 1910

I have just three things to teach.. Simplicity, Patience, Compassion. These are your greatest treasures.
Lao Tzu 600BC

To become learned.. Each day add something.
To become enlightened.. Each day drop something.

Lao Tzu 600BC

U Education Quotes

Imagination needs ‘moodling’…
long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland 1891 – 1985

V Education Quotes

The love for books, the love for art and literature gives me inspirations to write more and more.
Ama H. Vanniarachchy

Learning is their journey. Let them navigate. Push them to explore. Watch them discover. Encourage their questions. Allow them to struggle. Support their thinking. Let them fly.
Krissy Venosdale

Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo de Vinci 1452 – 1519

Principles For The Development Of A Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses, especially learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else.
Leonardo da Vinci 1452 – 1519

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Leonardo de Vinci 1452 – 1519

W Education Quotes

Build your schools around concepts, not academic subjects: core concepts such as awareness, honesty, responsibility, freedom and diversity in oneness. Teach your children these things and you will have taught them grandly.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

When you give your children knowledge, you are telling them what to think. When you give your children wisdom, you do not tell them what to know, or what is true, but rather, how to get to their own truth.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

Nothing tends so much to enlarge the mind as travelling, that is, making visits to other towns, cities, or countries beside those in which we are born and educated.
Isaac Watts 1674 – 1748

The first task of teaching is to bring to consciousness what the students already believe, by virtue of their personal experiences about themselves and society.
Paul Wellstone 1944 – 2002

The best of a book is not the thought it contains, but the thought it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
John Greenleaf Whittier 1807 – 1892

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time, that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde 1854 – 1900

All animals are born with innocence, curiosity and love.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Every parent is a teacher.. But not all parents teach.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Life is the best teacher.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Oh, for a book and a shady nook
Either in-a-door or out
With the green leaves whispering overhead
Or the street cry all about
Where I may read all at my ease
Both of the new and old
For a jolly good book whereon to look
Is better to me than gold

John Wilson 1785 – 1854

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. Youngsters need good role models more than they need critics. It’s one of parent’s greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
John Wooden 1910 – 2010

Every secret of a writer’s Soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
Virginia Woolf 1882 – 1941

Y Education Quotes

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Yeats 1865 – 1939

One child, one teacher, one pen and one book..
Can change the world.
Malala Yousafzai 1997

Z Education Quotes

Writing is thinking on paper.
William Zinsser 1922 – 1941

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