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Quotes - Education


The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.

 PlutarchGreek Author & Historian


The goal is not to be the richest man in the cemetery. For me, the goal is to seek enlightenment.

 Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple Computer


Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge

 Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese Artist & Poet


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

 Gandhi, Ideological Leader of India


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

 Ben Franklin, Author, Politician & Scientist


The smart person accepts. The idiot insists.



Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer.

 Ernest Holmes, American Writer


Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. 

 Henry Ford, American Inventor


You can observe a lot just by watching.

 Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame Catcher


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

 William Butler Yeats, Irish Poet & Playwright


There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out.

 Russian Proverb


Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.

 Henrik Tikkanen, Finnish Author


Imagination is more important than knowledge.

 Albert Einstein, German Physicist


Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.

 African proverb


Knowledge is power.

 Francois Bacon, English Statesmen


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

 Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize Winner


The most serious domestic problem in the US is the widening gap between the children of the rich and the children of the poor….education is the most powerful weapon we have to address this problem.

 Larry Summers, American Economist


Kids and adults alike are having their curiosity drained away by boredom in class or the workplace, and by the unremitting background noise of a dumbed-down pop culture.

 Salman Khan, American Educator, The One World Schoolhouse, page 11


Limit your entertainment. Most of the entertainment in our world is foolishness. Most entertainment prevents you from entering and engaging in life. How much more action could you start taking toward your dreams if you entertained yourself less and educated yourself more?

 10 Distinctions between Entrepreneurs and Employees


To be a genius simply means to do what you enjoy doing.  That is the true genius of life.

 The Instant Millionaire


Sometimes having no knowledge is exactly what is needed to find a solution.

 Neil Young, Canadian Musician


There is only one way to learn and it’s through action.

 The Alchemist