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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.
- “The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.” William Allin
- “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” Vernon Law
- “The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.” O. Wendell Holmes
- “Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.” Publilius Syrus
- “A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” Thomas Carruthers
- “Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.” Sir Claus Moser
- “Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn.” R.D. Clyde
- “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” Carl Rogers
- “The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, & inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.” Ed Bulwer-Lytton
- “I may have said the same thing before… But my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.” Oscar Wilde
- “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn
- “Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.” Ambrose Bierce
- “A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination.” James B. Stockdale
- “Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” Henry Peter Broughan
- “It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.” Alec Bourne
- “The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.” Cicero
- “An education is being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.” Anatole France
- “The person who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the person who can’t read.” Mark Twain
- “It’s not what is poured into a student, but what is planted.” Linda Conway
- “When the student is ready, the master appears.” Buddhist Proverb
- “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.” Mark Twain
- “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
- “You learn something every day if you pay attention.” Ray LeBlond
- “The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.” Antisthenes