100 Education Quotes To Inspire Both Students and Their Teachers

Life is about the choices you make and whether you have the courage to face the consequences of those choices. It is also about having the freedom to choose where your life is headed and how you react to other people around you. This is sometimes hard for some people which is why we have put together a list of educational quotes to inspire both students and their teachers to do everything to leave the world better than they found it. We hope you enjoy these quotes and get to share them with others so that they are inspired as well.

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1.”-You can’t control what other people DO You can control the way that you REACT.
-You are FREE to CHOOSE. You are NOT FREE from the CONSEQUENCES of your choice.
-The RULES apply to EVERYONE. This includes YOU.
-CHARACTER is doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
-YOU get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.
-Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

2. “Students who are loved at home, come to school to learn, and students who aren’t. come to school to be loved.”

– Nicholas A Ferroni –

You are FREE to CHOOSE. You are NOT FREE from the CONSEQUENCES of your choice.

3. “The true strength in our classroom lies in the collaboration of learners, not in the knowledge of one expert.”

4. “The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration, our growth is limited to our own perspectives.”

– Robert John Meehan –

The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration, our growth is limited to our own perspectives.

5. “Play is the highest form of research.”

– Albert Einstein –

"Play is the highest form of research.

6. ” 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

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

– Dr. Seuss –

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go

8. “If you want to be powerful, Education yourself.”

If you want to be powerful, Education yourself.

9.” In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people & then getting out of their way.”

– via Tina Fey –

In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people & then getting out of their way.

10. “SMART is something you become, not something you are.”

SMART is something you become, not something you are.

11.”The capacity to learn is a GIFT; the ability to learn is a SKILL; the willingness to learn is a CHOICE.”

– Brian Herbert –

The capacity to learn is a GIFT; the ability to learn is a SKILL; the willingness to learn is a CHOICE.

12. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole LIFE believing that it is STUPID.”

– Albert Einstein –

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole LIFE believing that it is STUPID

13. “We are not “Just” Teachers. we are the managers of the world’s greatest resource: CHILDREN!.”

– Robert John Meehan –

We are not "Just" Teachers. we are the managers of the world's greatest resource: CHILDREN

14. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For passion will lead you right into your purpose.”

– Bishop T.D. Jakes –

If you can_t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For passion will lead you right into your purpose

15. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

– Mark Van Doren –

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery

16. “The future of the world is in my classroom today.”

– Ivan Welton Fitzwater –

The future of the world is in my classroom today

17. “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday, we rob them of tomorrow.”

If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday, we rob them of tomorrow.

18. “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”

– Ignacio Estrada –

If a child can_t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn

19. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

– Helen Keller –

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

20. “You learn something every day IF you pay attention.”

– Ray LeBond –

You learn something every day IF you pay attention.

21. “Students work hardest for teachers they like and respect. When I’m asked, “How do I get the students to like and respect me?” my immediate response is “Like and respect them first.”

– Dr.Debbie Silver in Education Week teacher –

Students work hardest for teachers they like and respect. When I'm asked, "How do I get the students to like and respect me?" my immediate response is "Like and respect them first.

22. “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

– Albert Einstein –

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think

23. “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”

– John Cotton Dana –

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn

24. ” A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

– Albert Einstein –

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new

25. “You can never BE OVERDRESSED OR OVEREDUCATED.”

– Oscar Wilde –

You can never BE OVERDRESSED OR OVEREDUCATED

26. “Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.”

Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.

27. “Every child you pass in the hall has a story that needs to be heard. Maybe you are the one meant to hear it.”

– Bethany Hill –

Every child you pass in the hall has a story that needs to be heard. Maybe you are the one meant to hear it.

28.”The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”

– B.B. King –

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

29. “A good education can change anyone, a good teacher can change everything.”

A good education can change anyone, a good teacher can change everything.

30.”The best teachers teach from the heart not from the book>”

The best teachers teach from the heart not from the book

31. ” The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into WINDOWs.”

– Sydney.J.Harris –

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into WINDOWs.

32. “The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.”

– Maria Montessori –

The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.

33. “Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write, and count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace which is right for each individual child.”

Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write, and count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace which is right for each individual child

34. “I can accept FAILURE everyone fails at something BUT i can’t accept not trying.”

– Michael Jordan –

I can accept FAILURE everyone fails at something BUT i can't accept not trying.

35. ” When one teaches, two learn.”

– Robert Heinlein –

 When one teaches, two learn.

36.”Mistakes are proof that you are trying.”

Mistakes are proof that you are trying.

37. “Your attitude determines your direction.”

Your attitude determines your direction.

38. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

– Aristotle –

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

39. “A teacher takes a Hand, opens a Mind and touches a Heart.”

A teacher takes a Hand, opens a Mind and touches a Heart

40. “Those that know, do Those that understand, teach.”

– Aristotle –

Those that know, do Those that understand, teach.

41.”When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”

– Dalai Lama –

When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts."

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

– Aristotle –

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

43. “Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.”

– J.C. Wells –

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.

44. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. INVOlve me and I learn.”

– Benjamin Franklin –

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. INVOlve me and I learn.

45. “As educators, part of our job is to ensure that EVERY CHILD FIND SUCCESS, and an important part of finding success is KNOWING HOW TO RESPOND TO FAILURE.”

As educators, part of our job is to ensure that EVERY CHILD FIND SUCCESS, and an important part of finding success is KNOWING HOW TO RESPOND TO FAILURE.

46. “It is my job to help all my students belong … This means part of my job is to educate the wider of a child who may be perceived as ‘different’ to help them become embraced as part of community.”

– Gayle Hernandez –

It is my job to help all my students belong ... This means part of my job is to educate the wider of a child who may be perceived as 'different' to help them become embraced as part of community

47. ” Educating yourself does not mean that you were stupid in the first place; it means that you are intelligent enough to know that there is plenty left to learn.”

– Melanie Joy –

Educating yourself does not mean that you were stupid in the first place; it means that you are intelligent enough to know that there is plenty left to learn.

48. “Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.”

Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly

49.”Education isn’t something you can finish.”

– Isaac Asimov –

Education isn_t something you can finish

50. “Almost every student you meet may be fighting a battle you know nothing about. Stop. think, then make your response accordingly.”

– Robert John Meehan –

51. “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.”

– Walter Elias Disney –

Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.

52. “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

– Anonymous –

Student don_t care how much you know until they know how much you care

53.”Never say ‘I can’t’. Always say, ‘I’ll try’.”

Never say _I can_t_. Always say, _I_ll try_

54. “Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr. –

Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education

55. “Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture.”

– Loris Malaguzzi –

Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture.

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

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

57. “Make today the day to learn something new.”

Make today the day to learn something new.

58. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Gandhi –

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

59. “Teaching is the profession that teaches all of the other Professions.”

Teaching is the profession that teaches all of the other Professions.

60.”Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

– Henry Ford –

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

61. ” There is music in every child. The teacher’s job is to find it and Nurture it.”

-Frances Clark –

There is music in every child. The teacher's job is to find it and Nurture it.

62. “Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.”

– Steven Anderson –

Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant

63. “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.”

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.

64. “The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.”

– Benjamin Franklin –

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance

65. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

– Albert Einstein-

If you can_t explain it simply, you don_t understand it well enough

66. ” The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.”

– Jean Piaget –

The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

67. “What we learn becomes a part of who we are.”

What we learn becomes a part of who we are

68. “Education is not the preparation for life; education is life itself.”

– John Dewey –

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

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

– Robert Frost –

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

70. “The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”

– Maria Montessori –

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist.

71. “Inclusion is not simply about physical proximity. It is about intentionally planning for the success of all students.”

Inclusion is not simple about physical proximity. It is about intentionally planning for the success of all students

72. “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”

– Albert Einstein –

What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right

73. “Promise me you will always remember- You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– A.A. Milne –

Promise me you will always remember- You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think

74. ” There is No such thing as Failure, only learning Experiences.”

There is No such thing as Failure, only learning Experiences

75. “Never say, “I can’t” Always say, “I’ll try”.

Never say _I can_t_. Always say, _I_ll try_

76. “Just because something DIFFICULT doesn’t mean you shouldn’t TRY it just means you should try HARDER.”

"Just because something DIFFICULT doesn't mean you shouldn't TRY it just means you should try HARDER.

77. “If you QUIT once it becomes a Habit. Don’t quit.”

– Michael Jordan –

"If you QUIT once it becomes a Habit. Don't quit.

78. “There is No substitute for hard work.”

– Thomas Edison –

There is No substitute for hard work.

79.”Everyone is a reader…Some just haven’t found their favorite book yet.”

Everyone is a reader...Some just haven't found their favorite book yet

80. “Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.”

– Ann Lieberman –

Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon

81. “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”

– Kofi Annan

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

82. “Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.”

-John Holt –

Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners

83. “A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.”

– Helen Keller –

A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers

84. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

– Albert Einstein –

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

85. “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.”

– Steve Irwin –

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.

86. “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”

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

– Leo Buscaglia –

Change is the end result of all true learning

88. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

– Aristotle –

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

89. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

– Margaret Mead –

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

90. “Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.”

– Napoleon Hill –

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.

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

– Anthony J.D’Angelo –

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

92.”When the student is ready, the master appears.”

When the student is ready, the master appears.

93. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

– Benjamin Franklin –

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest

94. “Education is the movement from darkness to light.”

– Allan Bloom –

Education is the movement from darkness to light

95. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

96. “There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.”

– John Adams –

There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.

97. “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you determined to learn, no one can stop you.”

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you determined to learn, no one can stop you.

98. “A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.”

– Chinese Proverb –

A child_s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark

99. “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

– Malcolm Forber –

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one

100. “Teaching is love in its purest form.”

Teaching is love in its purest form

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