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15 Amazing Quotes From Famous People

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.’
    Albert Einstein
  • ‘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.’
    Dr. Seuss


  • ‘If you think you can do a thing, or think you can’t do a thing; you’re right.’
    Henry Ford
  • ‘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.’
    T.S. Eliot
  • ‘Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.’
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • ‘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.’
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • ‘You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backwards into safety.’
    Abraham Maslow
  • ‘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.’
    Rabindranath Tagore

What Can You Do with These Quotes?

  1. Choose one or two of these quotes and see if your children can work out the message behind them.
  2. Find out more about the famous people who spoke these words.
  3. I wonder why they said what they said?
  4. Can the children come up with their own quotes about education and learning?

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