Quotes About Education

Perfect for when you need to think educational thoughts.


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Only the educated are free.

— Epictetus

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

— Malcolm Forbes

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

— Alec Bourne

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.

— Anatole France

Education means inspiring someone’s mind, not just filling their head.

— Katie Lusk

There are millions of children today who don’t attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.

— Azim Premji

Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.

— William Lowe Bryan

Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

— G. M. Trevelyan British historian

The principal goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.

— Jean Piaget, Swiss cognitive psychologist

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

— William Arthur Ward
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