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128 Educational Quotes Inspiring Parents, Kids, and Teachers

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Educational Quotes Inspiring Parents, Kids, and Teachers

One of the reasons why educational quotes are fun to read is because they can be inspiring and motivating. They can also help you to reflect on your own life and what you have achieved, as well as what you still hope to achieve.

Quotes can also be a source of wisdom and advice, which can be helpful when you are facing a difficult situation. By reading quotes, you can gain a new perspective and feel more positive about your ability to overcome any challenges you may be facing.

In addition to being fun to read, educational quotes can also be a great way to learn new information. Quotes often contain bits of wisdom and knowledge you may not have heard. By reading them, you can expand your understanding of the world and gain new insights into life.

So, next time you need a bit of inspiration or motivation, be sure to read the educational quotes below. They are sure to provide food for thought and help you reflect on your life in a new way. Who knows, you might even learn something new!

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  1. “The greatest and most important service which can be rendered by anybody to the country and its people is to help them in their education.” – Swami Vivekananda
  2. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” — Anne Frank
  3. “A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity fresher and fairer.” — Henry Ward Beecher
  4. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
  5. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams
  6. “Children are natural learners who want to satisfy their curiosity about the world around them. They are constantly asking questions and making observations. As educators, our job is to provide opportunities for children to explore, experiment, and ask more questions.” — Fred Rogers
  7. “The only way to learn mathematics is by doing mathematics.” — Paul Erdős
  8. “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” — Socrates
  9. “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” — Ignacio Estrada
  10. “If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs.” – Nicolette Sowder
  11. “…my object is to show that the chief function of the child—his business in the world during the first six or seven years of his life—is to find out all he can, about whatever comes under his notice, by means of his five senses…” -Charlotte Mason
  12. “Be patient with kids, they are just beginners.” – Author Unknown
  13. “Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers
  14. “What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.” — Joseph Addison
  15. “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed to new ideas and new experiences.” – Malcolm X
  16. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  17. “There is no substitute for hard work.” — Thomas Edison
  18. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” — Albert Einstein
  19. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  20. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain
  21. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney
  22. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
  23. “There is no friend like a book.” — Ernest Hemingway
  24. “Not all those who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  25. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  26. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean
  27. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” — Steve Jobs
  28. “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” — Paulo Coelho
  29. “Encouraging a child means that one or more of the following critical life messages are coming through, either by word or by action: I believe in you, I trust you, I know you can handle this, you are listened to, you are cared for, you are very important to me.” — Barbara Coloroso
  30. “When we raise our children to Shine, the future becomes brighter!” — Brigette Foresman
  31. “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” — Fred Rogers
  32. “Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” — Jess Lair
  33. “Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” — Jim Henson
  34. “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” — Oscar Wilde
  35. “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” — Diane Ackerman
  36. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” — William Butler Yeats
  37. “Play is the exultation of the possible.” — Martin Buber
  38. “When children pretend, they’re using their imaginations to move beyond the bounds of reality. A stick can be a magic wand. A sock can be a puppet. A small child can be a superhero.” — Fred Rogers
  39. “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
  40. “By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man; body, mind and spirit.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  41. “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” — Denis Waitley
  42. “You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.” — Vince Gowmon
  43. “You’re off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss
  44. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo
  45. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
  46. “In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.” — Jacques Barzun
  47. “When you get, give. When you learn, teach.” — Maya Angelou
  48. “Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions — opening doors for them in places that they could not imagine.” — Yawar Baig
  49. “Love is the supreme form of communication. In the hierarchy of needs, love stands as the supreme developing agent of the humanity of the person. As such, the teaching of love should be the central core of all early childhood curriculum with all other subjects growing naturally out of such teaching.” — Ashley Montagu
  50. “If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.” — Alfie Kohn.
  51. “Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” — Kay Redfield Jamison
  52. “Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” — Plato
  53. “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” — Carl Jung
  54. “Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” — O. Fred Donaldson
  55. “The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” — Erik H. Erikson
  56. “Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play.” — Magda Gerber
  57. “Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves.” — Jean Piaget
  58. “Since the jobs that our preschoolers will do probably don’t exist yet, our priority is to teach them the skills to adapt and inquire and question and cooperate…life skills. So much more useful than rigid concepts such as the alphabet.” — Caroline Bellouse
  59. “Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.” — A. Bartlett Giamatti
  60. “The teacher’s task is to initiate the learning process and then get out of the way.” — John Warren
  61. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” — Henry B. Adams
  62. “Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” — Maria Montessori
  63. “Teachers are people who start things they never see finished, and for which they never get thanks until it is too late.” — Max Forman
  64. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” — Albert Einstein
  65. “Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.” — William Glasser
  66. “Education … is a painful, continual, and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning … by praise, but above all, by example.” — John Ruskin
  67. “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” — Jacques Barzun
  68. “We are built to play and built through play. When we play, we are engaged in the purest expression of our humanity, the truest expression of our individuality.” -Stuart Brown
  69. “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood- for it alone is the free expression of what is in the child’s soul.” -Friedrich Froebel
  70. “Teaching is the only major occupation…for which we have not developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the naturals, the ones who somehow know how to teach.” — Peter Drucker
  71. “Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.” — Haim Ginott
  72. “Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” — Colleen Wilcox
  73. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” — Mark Van Doren
  74. “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy.” — Anatole France
  75. “The work of education is divided between the teacher and the environment.” — Maria Montessori
  76. “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” — Stacia Tauscher
  77. “A child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.” — Pablo Casals
  78. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.” — Frederick Douglass
  79. “To take children seriously is to value them for who they are right now rather than adults-in-the-making.” — Alfie Kohn
  80. “Every day, in a hundred small ways, our children ask, ‘Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?’ Their behavior often reflects our response.” — L.R. Knost
  81. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss
  82. “The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” — Oscar Wilde
  83. “Remember: everyone in the classroom has a story that leads to misbehavior or defiance. Nine times out of ten, the story behind the misbehavior won’t make you angry. It will break your heart.” — Annette Breaux
  84. “Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.” — Unknown
  85. “Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.” — Unknown
  86. “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” — John F. Kennedy
  87. “The soul is healed by being with children.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  88. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs
  89. “Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” — Steve Jobs
  90. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  91. “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to acknowledge the presence of love in your life.” — Maya Angelou
  92. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela
  93. “When you stand up to be counted Tell the world this is my voice” — Shakira
  94. “The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.” – Bill Beattie
  95. “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” – Robert M. Hutchins
  96. “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.
  97. “No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.” — Plato
  98. “Children are good learners. The first learn to act what they hear and see.” — Lailah Gifty Akita
  99. “The function of a child is to live his/her own life, not the life that his/her anxious parents think he/she should live, nor a life according to the purpose of the educators who think they know best.” — A.S. Neill
  100. “Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.” — Alice Waters
  101. “Our children are only as brilliant as we allow them to be.” — Eric Micha’el Leventhal
  102. Preschool children are virtuosos of imagination.” -Benjamin Spock
  103. “A child’s sense of reality vs. fantasy can be a bit blurred at the preschool age.” -Eva Amurri
  104. “Play is the highest form of research.” — Albert Einstein
  105. “They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel.” — Carl Buechner
  106. “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” — C.S. Lewis
  107. “Art for toddlers and preschoolers is rarely about beauty. it’s all about exploration and personal expression.” — Heather Shumaker
  108. “Next time a child has a meltdown, see their smallness. See how their emotions are bigger than they are. And in that moment of truly seeing them, you will feel empathy rather than exasperation.” -Dr. Ashley Soderlund
  109. “Before we ever put a pencil in a child’s hands, those hands should dig, climb, press, pull, squish, twist, and pinch in a wide array of environments and with a variety of materials.” -Amanda Morgan
  110. “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” -Rita Pierson
  111. “All children can explode into learning.” -Maria Montessori
  112. “Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children.” – Diana, Princess of Wales
  113. “Passive toys make active learners.” -Magda Gerber
  114. “Children don’t need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear.” -Emma Thompson
  115. “Join them in their world when they’re little so you’ll be welcome in their world when they get big.” -L.R. Knost
  116. “All children are artists.” — Picasso
  117. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
  118. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I will learn.” — Benjamin Franklin
  119. “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.” — Mr. Rogers
  120. “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray. Go throw your TV set away! And in its place, you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” — Roald Dahl
  121. “Work hard, nap hard.” — Demi Lovato
  122. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” — Charles Dederich
  123. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” — Carl Rogers
  124. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle
  125. “The journey through the preschool years helps children to move from dependence to interdependence to independence.” — Deepa Bhushan
  126. “All children are born to grow, to develop, to live, to love, and to articulate their needs and feelings for their self-protection.” — Alice Miller
  127. “Too close supervision stifles the mental growth of children.” — Abhijit Naskar
  128. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” — Margaret Mead

Quotes can be a fun way to learn new information, as they often contain bits of wisdom and knowledge that you may not have heard before. By reading them, you can expand your understanding of the world and gain new insights into life.

Additionally, quotes can be inspiring and motivating, which can help you to reflect on your own life and what you have achieved, as well as what you still hope to achieve. So next time you need a bit of inspiration or motivation, be sure to read through the educational quotes above!

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