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Educational Quotes

Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. Clay P. Bedford

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain

What sculpture is to a block of marble education is to the human soul. Joseph Addison

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

The tassel’s worth the hassle!  ~Author Unknown

You are educated.  Your certification is in your degree.  You may think of it as the ticket to the good life.  Let me ask you to think of an alternative.  Think of it as your ticket to change the world.  ~Tom Brokaw

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

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.  ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!  ~Andy McIntyre

Education is the best provision for old age.  ~Aristotle

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.  ~Beverly Sills

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. B. F. Skinner

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. Diogenes Laertius

Only the educated are free. Epictetus (55 AD – 135 AD)

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. – Anonymous

“Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.” – William Allin

“A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” — Thomas Carruthers

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”– Chinese Proverb

A child miseducated is a child lost. President John F. Kennedy

What a sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul. Joseph Addison, 1711

A school is a building that has four walls with tomorrow inside. Lon Watters

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.  The great teacher inspires.  William Arthur Ward

I CAN is more important than IQ.  Bill Purkey

At the desk where I sit, I have learned one great truth. The answer for all our national problems – the answer for all the problems of the world – come to a single word.  That word is “education.”  Lyndon B. Johnson

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. George Washington Carver

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.  Marva Collins

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. Thomas Jefferson

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing. Maria Mitchell

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

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. Marian Wright Edelman

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though awakens your own expectations. Patricia Neal

The man who can make hard things easy is the educator. Ralph Waldo Emerson