Education Quotes

Education quotes show you the importance of being educated, whether it be in the universities or the school of hard knocks.

Here is a good quote from Aristotle on education:

"The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead."

Here is another, rather humorous, quote from Pete Seeger on education vs. experience:

"Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't."

Education Quotes

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Quotes About Education

"Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves."

Ernest Dimnet

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."

Thomas Jefferson

"When you know better you do better."

Maya Angelou 

"I am not a teacher, but an awakener."

Robert Frost

"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."


"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."

Robert Frost

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


"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."

Mark Twain 

"Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education."

Martin Luther King Jr. 

"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts."

C.S. Lewis 

"I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained."

Walt Disney 

"Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in."

Leonardo da Vinci

"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 know and what you don't."

Anatole France

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

Nelson Mandela

"An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style."

Alan K. Simpson

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."

C.S. Lewis

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

John Dewey 

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."

Anthony J. D'Angelo

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