Inspirational Quotes on Learning and Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

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

Malcolm X

One child, One teacher, One book, One pen can change the world.

Malala Yousafzai

Every students can learn just not on the same day or in the same way.

George Evans

A child is not disabled because they cannot walk, hear or see. They are disabled by a society that excludes them.


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

Jim Rohn

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination, but when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

Nelson Mandela

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

A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.


There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.” No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

Dalai Lama XIV

A good education is the greatest gift you can give yourself or anyone else.

Mahtab Narsimhan

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination, but when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

Nelson Mandela

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.

Horace Mann

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James

All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.

John F. Kennedy

All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher.

George Whitman

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.

Vernon Howard

Be sure that in your educating you are not manufacturing obedient citizens, but rather unleashing powerful, creative souls.

Vince Gowmon

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

Benjamin Franklin

By almost any definition, the struggle to educate all the worlds children is an emergency.

Michael Elliott

Children are not things to be moulded, but people to be unfolded.

Jess Lair

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

Margaret Mead

Children of today are the leaders of tomorrow and education is a very important weapon to prepare children for their future roles as leaders of the community.

Nelson Mandela

Do not go where the path may lead; go where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.


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Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

Desmond Tutu

Don’t be afraid to stand for what you belive in, even if that means standing alone.


Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.

Mary Kay Ash

Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.


Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.


Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

John Dewey

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

Malcolm X

Education is the great equalizer of our time. It gives hope to the hopeless and creates chances for those without.

Kofi Annan

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Albert Einstein

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 know and what you don’t.

Anatole France

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

Horace Mann

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.

Maria Montessori

Every child deserves a teacher who believes in them. Be that one.


Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.

Josh Shipp

Every morning you have two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase your dreams. Choice is yours.


Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.

Barry Finlay

Every student can learn just not on the same day or in the same way.

George Evans

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Albert Einstein

Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing.

Madeline Hunter

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

Jim Rohn

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.


I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.

Mother Teresa

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.

Ignacio Estrada

If a child is poor in math but good at tennis, most people would hire a math tutor. I would rather hire a tennis coach.

Deepak Chopra

If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.

Alfie Kohn

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.

Mahatma Gandhi

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.

John Dewey

If we want children to become creative leaders then we must learn to follow their lead at an early age.

Vince Gowmon

If you have told a child a thousand times and he still does not understand, then it is not the child who is the slow learner.

Walter Barbie

If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance.

Howard Gardner

If you’re not prepared to be wrong you’ll never come up with anything original.

Ken Robinson

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant tree. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children.


In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. But in other parts, we are starving for education, it’s like a precious gift, like a diamond.

Malala Yousafzai

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.

Jacques Barzun

Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat.

Steve Jobs

It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.


It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Brian Tracy

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?

Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations–something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.

Katherine Paterson

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.

Ann Landers

It is paradoxical that many still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.

Leo Buscaglia

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.

L.R. Knost

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and greatness which does not bow before children.

Kahlil Gibran

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.

Alan Moore

Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.

Roy T. Bennett

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.

William Pollard

Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If he’s not interested, it’s like throwing marshmallows at his head and calling it eating.

Katrina Gutleben

Learning is not a race for information, its a walk of discovery.


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

John Holt

Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life’s greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion.

Taylor Caldwell

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.

Alice Walker

Looking forward, we see that It is the youth of today who hold the key to tomorrow, and we can help unlock it.

Tamzin Merchant

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.


No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that.

Emma Goldman

One teacher can shape a child. One child can shape the world.


Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

Our job is obvious: we need to get out of the way, shine a light, and empower a new generation to teach itself and go further and faster than any generation ever has.

Seth Godin

Our task is to educate their [our students’] whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.

Ken Robinson

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning.

Fred Rogers

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

E.M. Forster

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths when you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Jim Rohn

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.


Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.

Michelle Obama

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.

Abraham Lincoln

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.

Haim Ginott

Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.

William Arthur Ward

The answer is not to standardize education, but to personalize and customize it to the needs of each child and community.

Ken Robinson

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

Mark Van Doren

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

B.B. King

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.

Alexandra K.Trenfor

The best way to preserve a child’s vision is to let them see things their way rather than yours.

Jacob Liberman

The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.

James Baldwin

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be fool.

William Shakespeare

The freedom to make mistakes provides the best environment for creativity.


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.

The gardener does not make a plant grow. The job of a gardener is to create optimal conditions.

Ken Robinson

The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static, safe mediocrity. Usually, growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety

Josh Waitzkin

The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth.


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

William Arthur Ward

The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

Thomas Paine

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

Alice Walker

The most important thing in life is to stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will”.

Charles Dickens

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Carl Rogers

The principle goal of education… should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

Jean Piaget

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm S. Forbes

The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.

Ken Robinson

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.


The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.


The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

Robert Tew

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

C.S Lewis

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.

Peggy O’Mara

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

Albert Einstein

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.

James Truslow Adams

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

There is a book you want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

Toni Morrison

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.

Derek Jeter

Those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.

Charles Darwin

To take children seriously is to value them for who they are right now rather than adults-in-the-making.

Alfie Kohn

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

Jonathan Swift

Vision without actions is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

Joel A. Barker

We cannot do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

Mother Teresa

We think too much and feel too little, more than machinery, we need humanity, more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.

Charlie Chaplin

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

Stacia Tauscher

What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for students to become themselves.

Paulo Freire

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.

Alexander Den Heijer

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.

W. Clement Stone

When you talk you are only repeating what you already know; but when you listen, you may learn something new.

Dalai Lama

When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you don’t slam it shut down behind you.

Michelle Obama

You are better than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Walt Disney

You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou

You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.

Vince Gowmon

You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.

Ralph Marston

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.