Quotes About Education



"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."

Chinese proverb



"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."

Derek Bok



"Only the educated are free."

Epictetus, Discourses, Bk. ii, Ch. 1, Sec. 23



"Education, a debt due from the present to future generations."

George Peabody (1869)



"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."

Henry Adams



"The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time."

Jiddu Krishnamurti



"There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live."

John Adams



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

Malcolm Forbes



"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."

Mark Twain



"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."

Robert Frost



"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best."

Bob Talbert



"More money is put into prisons than into schools. That, in itself, is the description of a nation bent on suicide. I mean, what is more precious to us than our own children? We are going to build a lot more prisons if we do not deal with the schools and their inequalities."

Jonathan Kozol



"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."

Joseph Addison



"The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda."

Martin Buber



"Literacy is the fertilizer needed for development and democracy to take root and grow."

David Archer



"Only in popular education can man erect the structure of an enduring civilization."

Andrew Carnegie



"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

William Butler Yeats