100 Educational Quotes Educators and Ed Leaders Will Love

100 Educational Quotes Educators and Ed Leaders Will Love

51) The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.

- John Lubbock

52) 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

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

- John Holt

54) The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.

- Joseph Campbell

55) Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.

- Lillian Smith

56) We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.

- Lord Alexander

57) You will not reap the fruit of individuality in your children if you clone their education.

- Marilyn Howshall

58) Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.

- Mark Twain

59) A man's mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

60) Through education comes understanding. Through understanding comes true appreciation. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso

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

- Patricia Neal

62) Our schools have a doubly hard task, not just improving reading, writing and arithmetic but entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.

― Ken Robinson

63) Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.  

- Rabbinical Saying

64) "It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools. These are the key responsibilities of all educational leaders”.

– Marion Ginapolis

65) If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it.

- Samuel Richardson

66) I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

- Socrates

67) One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.

- Sophocles

68) A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.

- Thomas Carruthers

69) An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information you get.

- William Feather

70) The rule for every man is, not to depend on the education which other men have prepared for him—not even to consent to it; but to strive to see things as they are, and to be himself as he is. Defeat lies in self-surrender.

- Woodrow Wilson

71) Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

– Benjamin Franklin 

72) I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

– Robert Frost

73) Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

– E.M. Forster

74) The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

– Plutarch

75) Do not train a child to learn by force or 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

76) What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.

– Paulo Coelho

77) True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.

– David O. McKay

78) In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

– Phil Collins 

79) Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

– Mahatma Gandhi

80) You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

-  Oscar Wilde

81) The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

– C.S. Lewis

82) “The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed - it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”

― Ken Robinson.

83) Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

– Malcolm X

84) Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.

– Charlotte Bronte

85) Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

- C.S. Lewis

86) The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.

– Aristotle

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

– Henry Ford

88) The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.

– Michel Legrand

89) Think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.

– Stanley Kubrick

90) I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.

– Bill Watterson

91) To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

– Theodore Roosevelt

92) Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

– Jim Rohn

93) We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there.

– Neil deGrasse Tyson 

94) Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

– Pete Seeger

95) True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their

– Nikos Kazantzakis

96) Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.

-  Anton Chekhov

97) “Integrating technology with face-to-face teacher time generally produces better academic outcomes than employing either technique alone.”

98) I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.

– Walt Disney Company

99) Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.

– Brigham Young

100) When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.

– John Taylor Gatto

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