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Quotes can be incredibly inspiring and can cause one to reflect about personal philosophies or teaching styles. Over the years we have compiled some great quotes about teaching, learning, and education.
We will be adding to this list, so please check back.

  1. “The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.” William Allin
  3. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” Vernon Law
  4. “The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.” O. Wendell Holmes
  5. “Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.” Publilius Syrus
  6. “A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” Thomas Carruthers
  7. “Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.” Sir Claus Moser
  8. “Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn.” R.D. Clyde
  9. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” Carl Rogers
  10. “The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, & inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.” Ed Bulwer-Lytton
  11. “I may have said the same thing before… But my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.” Oscar Wilde
  12. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn
  13. “Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.” Ambrose Bierce
  14. “A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination.” James B. Stockdale
  15. “Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” Henry Peter Broughan
  16. “It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.” Alec Bourne
  17. “The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.” Cicero
  18. “An education is being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.” Anatole France
  19. “The person who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the person who can’t read.” Mark Twain
  20. “It’s not what is poured into a student, but what is planted.” Linda Conway
  21. “When the student is ready, the master appears.” Buddhist Proverb
  22. “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.” Mark Twain
  23. “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
  24. “You learn something every day if you pay attention.” Ray LeBlond
  25. “The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.” Antisthenes
  26. “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ~Victor Hugo
  27. “In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.” Paul Eldridge
  28. “Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.” Alexander Pope
  29. “Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” Abbé Dimnet
  30. “I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” Abraham Lincoln
  31. “The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.” Mohammed
  32. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” Chinese Proverb
  33. “All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” Martin H. Fischer
  34. “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” Winston Churchill
  35. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.” Mortimer Adler
  36. “There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” Willa Cather
  37. “I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.” George Herbert Palmer
  38. “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” Vernon Howard
  39. “Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.” Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  40. “I find four great classes of students: The dumb who stay dumb. The dumb who become wise.The wise who go dumb. The wise who remain wise.” Martin Fischer
  41. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.”  Henry Ford
  42. “It is not hard to learn more. What is hard is to unlearn when you discover yourself wrong.”  Martin H. Fischer
  43. “If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.” Russell Hoban
  44. “I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” Dudley Field Malone
  45. “I am what the librarians have made me with a little assistance from a professor of Greek and a few poets.” Bernard Keble
  46. “Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.” Dana Stewart Scott
  47. “His studies were pursued but never effectually overtaken.”  H.G. Wells
  48. “Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.” Chinese Proverb
  49. “Learning is a lifetime process, but there comes a time when we must stop adding and start updating.” Robert Brault
  50. “Learning without thought is labor lost.” Confucius