Here are 15 great quotes about education from famous people.
We’ve put links to each of the people quoted in case you wanted to find out more about them.
- ‘Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.’
- ‘My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.’
Sir Ken Robinson
- ‘Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.’
- ‘If you think you can do a thing, or think you can’t do a thing; you’re right.’
- ‘Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.’
Leonardo da Vinci
- ‘Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.’
Martin Luther King, Jr.
- ‘The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.’
Alexandra K. Trenfor (This lady appears to something of a mystery.)
- It is, in fact, a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.’
- ‘Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.’
- ‘The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.’
- ‘A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.’
- ‘You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backwards into safety.’
- ‘The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.’
Sydney J. Harris
- ‘Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.’
Daniel J. Boorstin
- ‘Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.’
What Can You Do with These Quotes?
- Choose one or two of these quotes and see if your children can work out the message behind them.
- Find out more about the famous people who spoke these words.
- I wonder why they said what they said?
- Can the children come up with their own quotes about education and learning?
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