• Amba Brown

25 Quotes About the Power of Education



Education is one of, if not the most, important tools we have.

It helps us build confidence and knowledge, ultimately opening up new pathways for our future. Teachers, therefore play an extremely important role in shaping society. From kindergarten through to college, they are on the frontline building our future citizens.

In this article, we’ve collected 25 quotes, to highlight the power of education and the importance of teachers.

Let’s never forget that education is a critical weapon we must use to help change the world.

1.

“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


2.

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.“

~ Plato


3.

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.“

~ James Baldwin


4.

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.“

~ Buckminster Fuller


5.

“Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.“

~ John W. Gardner


6.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.“

~ Chinese proverb


7.

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.“

~ David M. Burns


8.

“The ability to recognize opportunities and move in new – and sometimes unexpected – directions will benefit you no matter your interests or aspirations. A liberal arts education is designed to equip students for just such flexibility and imagination.“

~ Drew Gilpin Faust


9.

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.“

~ Malcolm Forbes


10.

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

~ Anthony J. D’Angelo


11.

“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.“

~ W. E. B. Du Bois


12.

“Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.“

~ Chanakya


13.

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

~ Marian Wright Edelman


14.

“Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity.“

~ Cesar Chavez


15.

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.“

~ Herbert Spencer


16.

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

~ Malcolm X


17.

“You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.“

~ Josephine Baker


18.

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

~ Steve Irwin


19.

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

~ John Dewey


20.

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.“

~ Anatole France


21.

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.“

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti


22.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.“

~ Benjamin Franklin


23.

“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.“

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


24.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.“

~ Maimonides


25.

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.“

~ Goethe


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