Top 25 Education and Learning Quotes

Here is a collection of our educational and learning quotes for teachers and students.

Teachers are the backbone of our society and have the privileged job of guiding, inspiring and leading our young minds to achieve great things.

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Of course, any good teacher knows that we learn and we allow ourselves to be taught in various ways. The most important part of the learning process is to gain more knowledge and wisdom about ourselves so that we can live better lives.

Being educated is exceptionally important and it sets the tone for how we live our lives in the future and how successful we will ultimately be in life.

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As any good teacher will know, there are so many different approaches, philosophies and schools of thought when it comes to teaching and learning. However, kindness, discipline and love are the most important elements to being taught effectively.

Teachers inspire us to learn more about ourselves: what makes us happy, what doesn’t and what we are suited to. With our ever-changing modern lives, knowing exactly who we are as people can help us to understand how we can best serve others and prepare ourselves to succeed in a future career that is not always certain.

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So, here’s to the teachers, the students and all those who never stop learning!

Quotes on Education


Quote on Education from Nelson Mandela

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


Quote on Education from Malcolm X

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”


Quote on Learning from Dr. Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Quote on Learning from Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

Quote on Learning from Leo Buscaglia

“Change is the end result of all true learning.”

“Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” – Anatole France

“Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


“Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” – John Holt

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

“The learning process continues until the day you die.” – Kirk Douglas 

“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” – Edward Everett 

“Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward.” – George Weah

“Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school.” – Bill Gates

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.  – Kofi Annan

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. – Mark Twain

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. – Solomon Ortiz

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. ” – Albert Einstein

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a creative mind to spot a wrong question.” – Anthony Jay

“A good education is a foundation for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”– Alvin Toffler

“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

“To develop a complete mind: study the science of art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. ” — Jane Austen

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