600+ Quotes About Education:

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I have compiled a large list of my favorite
education, teaching, and motivational quotes,
as well as many quotes from famous people.

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600+ Quotes About Education, Teachers, and School:

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90+ Famous People Quotes:


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Below you will find 81 quotes about education.
There are 12 FREE posters to download on this page.

For your convenience, my list of quotes about education is in alphabetical order.


On this page, you will find more than 600 Quotes About Education. blue bullet point For some of the quotes on this page, I have designed a one page printable poster that you can download for free.

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"A good education is like a savings account; the more you put into it, the richer you are." ~ Author Unknown

A good education is like a savings account; the more you put into it, the richer you are.

Quotes About Education: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant." ~ Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson Educational Quote - Alone we are smart.  Together we are brilliant.


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"A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." ~ Joyce A Myers

Education and Learning Quote Joyce A Myers

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"Before you speak: T.H.I.N.K."

T - is it True?
H - is it Helpful?
I - is it Inspiring?
N - is it Necessary?
K - is it Kind?
~ Author Unknown

Quotes Education and Teaching: Before You Speak THINK!


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Be S.M.A.R.T.!

S - ay please and thank you
M - ake friends and be thoughtful
A - rrive on time, prepared, and ready to learn
R - espect others and yourself
T - ry your best!
~ Heidi McDonald

Ideas for Classroom Rules for School Teachers


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Classroom Rules:
Work Hard - Be Kind - That is all. :-)
~ Heidi McDonald

Classroom Rules Sign Work Hard Be Kind

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"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status." ~ Ken Robinson


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"Cutting the deficit by gutting education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine." ~ US President Barack Obama


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"Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them." ~ Josie Bisset

Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them. Josie Bisset

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PDF: "Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them."
Josie Bisset


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"Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community." ~ African proverb via Greg Mortensen


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"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace." ~ Confucius

Confucius quote - Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.


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"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know." ~ Daniel Boorstin


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"Education is not complete unless we teach our children not only how to read and write but the difference between right and wrong." ~ George Bush

Education is not complete unless we teach our children not only how to read and write but the difference between right and wrong. President Bush

Quotes About Education: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." ~ William Butler Yeats


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"Education is nothing more, nor less, than learning to think!" ~ Peter Facione


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"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


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"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." ~ Malcolm X


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"Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom." ~ Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfey Quote - Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.

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"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." ~ George Washington Carver


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"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates


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

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

Quotes About Education: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.


Below is a second graphic that I created for this quote by Nelson Mandela.

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

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"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." ~ Malcolm X


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"Education is the process of selling someone on books." ~ Douglas Wilson


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"Education levels the playing field, allowing everyone to compete." ~ Joyce Meyer

Quote - Education levels the playing field.


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"Education's responsibility is to replace an empty mind with an open one." ~ Malcolm Forbes

Education's responsibility is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcolm Forbes

Quotes About Education: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"Establishing lasting peace is the work of education." ~ Maria Montessori


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"Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can." ~ Carol Ann Tomlinson


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"For these are all our children. We will profit by, or pay for, whatever they become." ~ James Baldwin


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"Gold has a price, but learning is priceless." ~ Chinese Proverb


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"Good schools, like good societies and good families, celebrate and cherish diversity." ~ Deborah Meier


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G.R.O.U.P.S.
G - ive thoughtful feedback
R - espect each other
O - n task
U - se your best effort
P - articipate activity
S - peak softly

Education working as a group acronym poster


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"He who opens a school door, closes a prison." ~ Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo Quote About Education - He who opens a school door, closes a prison.


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" I believe this passionately: that we don't grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it." ~ Ken Robinson


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"If we balance the budget on the back of the educational system, we will be paying for it for years to come." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"If students don't feel teacher appreciation, their whole education has failed." ~ Michael Balkers


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"If there is one thing educators can agree on, it's this: children do better in school when their parents get involved in their learning." ~ William J. Bennett


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"If you are planning for a year, sow rice;
if you are planning for a decade, plant trees;
if you are planning for a lifetime,
educate people."
~ Chinese Proverb

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.  Chinese Proverb

Quotes About Education: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"If you can dream it, you can do it." ~ Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney Quotes - Nothing is impossible!


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"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing." ~ Will Rogers

Quote About Education and Success - Will Rodgers


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"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


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"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." ~ Frederick Douglass

Fredrick Douglass Quote About Children and Education


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"It is shortsighted to believe that better education comes from setting up schools that exclude the very children needing the most help." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." ~ Tom Brokaw

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. Tom Brokaw

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PDF: "It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference."
Tom Brokaw


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"I want every little girl who's told she's bossy, to be told instead that she has leadership skills." ~ Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg education quote - I want every little girl who's told she's bossy, to be told instead that she has leadership skills.


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"Knowledge is not information,
it's transformation."
~ Osho


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"Knowledge overcomes ignorance as sunlight overcomes darkness." ~ Atmabodha Prakasika


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"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation." ~ John F. Kennedy


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"Making sure all our students get a great education, find a career that's fulfilling and rewarding, and have a chance to live out their dreams ... wouldn't just make us a more successful country - it would also make us a more fair and just one." ~ Bill Gates


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"Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." ~ Sydney J. Harris


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"Nine tenths of education is encouragement." ~ Anatole France


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"Our children need to be treated as human beings - exquisite, complex, and elegant in their diversity." ~ Lloyd Dennis


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"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource." ~ John F. Kennedy


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"PLEASE and THANK YOU are still magical words." ~ Heidi McDonald

Education quote about using good manners and students saying please and thank you.


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"Rather than worrying about my students' standardized test scores, I care about the kind of people they will become." ~ Author Unknown

Quotes About Education and Standardized Test Scores


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"School is a building with four walls and tomorrow inside." ~ Lon Watters

School is a building with four walls and tomorrow inside. Lon Watters

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PDF: "School is a building with
four walls and tomorrow inside."
Lon Watters


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"Students who are loved at home,
come to school to learn,
and students who aren't,
come to school to be loved."
~ Nicholas Ferroni

Educaational Quote About Students, Love, and Learning


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"Teachers take P.R.I.D.E. in their work."
P - ersonal
R - esponsibility
I - n
D - elivering
E - xcellence
~ Heidi McDonald

Teachers take P.R.I.D.E. in their work.


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"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best." ~ Bob Talbert


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"Technology won't replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don't." ~ Author Unknown

Technolgoy won't replace teachers - Education quote about computers


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"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


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"The dropout crisis is just the tip of an iceberg. What it doesn't count are all the kids who are in school but being disengaged from it, who don't enjoy it, who don't get any real benefit from it. " ~ Ken Robinson


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"The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti


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"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.

Martin Luther King Quote - 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.

Quotes About Education: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." ~ Eric Hoffer


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"The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach." ~ Meladee McCarty

The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach. Meladee McCarty

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Quotes About Education
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PDF: "The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach."
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"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." ~ Robert Maynard Hutchins


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"The only way to be totally free is through education." ~ Jose Marti


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"The purpose of education is to enlighten the student as to how to use their own mind, rather than to fill it with facts for a test." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"The real role of leadership in education is not and should not be command and control. The real role of leadership is climate control, creating a climate of possibility." ~ Ken Robinson


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"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly." ~ Buckminster Fuller


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"The secret of education is respecting the pupil." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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"The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset." ~ Liberty Hyde Bailey


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"Through education comes understanding. Through understanding comes true appreciation. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." ~ Pablo Picasso


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"To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work." ~ Sister Mary Lauretta

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.  Sister Mary Lauretta

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Sister Mary Lauretta
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PDF: "To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work."
Sister Mary Lauretta


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"To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country." ~ George Washington


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"Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in." ~ Abraham Lincoln


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"Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny." ~ Frank Outlaw


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"What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth." ~ Marcus T. Cicero


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"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul." ~ Joseph Addison

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

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PDF: "What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul."
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"When educating the minds of our youth,
we must not forget to educate their hearts."
~ Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Quote About Educating the Minds Of Our Youth


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"When schools flourish, all flourishes." ~ Martin Luther King


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"When the safety of America is threatened, we will spend any amount of money. The real safety of our nation is preparing this next generation so that they can take our place in thinking and technology and democracy." ~ Geoffrey Canada


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"Why are teachers told to differentiate their instruction, but standardize their tests?" ~ Author Unknown

Quote About Standardized Tests and Education


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"You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation." ~ Brigham Young


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"Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds." ~ Author Unknown

Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. Education Quote



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