Inspirational Educational
Quotes To Live By: F - M

Benjamin Franklin quote: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByEmma with Seth & Lucy

These inspirational educational quotes are words of wisdom and positive attitudes about education, learning and reading. The quotes are on this page are from known sources and surnames F through to M. The other education quote pages are A to E and N to Z. Words from unknown sources are on the Education Sayings page. There are also pages of Teacher Quotes and Teacher Sayings, for more positive inspiration.

Inspirational educational quotes
are listed alphabetically on surname/source

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Inspirational Educational Quotes:  F   

Martin Henry Fischer

Martin Henry Fischer  1879 - 1962
All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.

Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.

The world is your school.

Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert  1821 - 1880
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Forbes  1919 - 1990
Educations purpose is to replace an empty mind, with an open one.

Paula Fox

Paula Fox  1923
Literature is the province of imagination, and stories, in whatever guise, are meditations on life.

When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child's hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an Awakener.

Anatole France

Anatole France  1844 - 1924
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin  1706 - 1790
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.

Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller  1895 - 1983
The National Science Foundation asked the great ‘breakthrough’ scientists what they felt to be the most dominantly favourable factor in their educational experience. The answer was almost uniformly: Intimate association with a great, inspiring teacher.

You can never learn less, you can only learn more.

Margaret Fuller

Margaret Fuller  1810 - 1850
Today a reader...  tomorrow a leader.

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Inspirational Educational Quotes:  G   

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman 1960
A book is a dream that you can hold in your hand.

Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.


Galileo  1564 - 1642
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi  1869 - 1948
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.

In education the life of the mind proceeds gradually from scientific experiments to intellectual theories, to spiritual feeling, and then to God.

The light of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personality.

Neville Goddard

Neville Goddard  1905 - 1972
Where knowledge ends...  Feeling and imagination begin.

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Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman  1869 - 1940
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 treasure.

Pam Grout

Pam Grout
Physicists over the past one hundred years have discovered that the field connects all of us, and that the reason we control our lives is because every thought we have is an energy wave that affects everything in the Universe.

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Inspirational Educational Quotes:  H   

Tony Neate

HA-Tony Neate
History is there to be learned from and not lived to.

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Tony Neate

HA-Tony Neate
The purpose of any channelling is not to tell or to instruct, but to stimulate... to create new depths and new areas of thinking.

What is of importance in channelling is that the person contacts a higher level of creative thought. This enables more advanced teachings and philosophies to be offered to the planet because the evolution of a planet, both individually and collectively, is on-going.

Alex Haley

Alex Haley  1921 - 1992
My parents were teachers and they went out of their way to see to it that I had books. We grew up in a home that was full of books. And so I learned to read, I loved to read.

Unless we learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. This is no longer merely an academic exercise, but may contain our worlds fate and our destiny.

Nassim Haramein

Nassim Haramein  1962
To be a good scientist, you have to use your heart because that’s where the information comes first.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix  1942 - 1970
Knowledge speaks...   but wisdom listens.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes  1809 - 1894
A mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

John Holt

John Holt  1923 - 1985
You learn by doing, there is no other way.

Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper  1882 - 1967
No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini  1874 - 1926
My brain is the key that sets my mind free.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston  1963 - 2012
(also sung by George Benson - written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed)

I believe the children are our future,
Teach them well and let them lead the way.
Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be. 

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Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo  1802 - 1885
To learn to read is to light fire, every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley  1894 - 1963
There's only one corner of the Universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.

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Inspirational Educational Quotes:  J   

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson  1958 - 2009
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.

Carl Jung

Carl Jung  1875 - 1961
Children are educated by what the grown-up is...  and not by his talk.

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Inspirational Educational Quotes:  K   

Amit Kalantri

Amit Kalantri  1988
No matter how knowledgeable you are, respect your parents for their experience and your children for their curiosity.

Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor  1942
A book is a gift you can open again and again.

Ken Keyes Jr

Ken Keyes Jr  1921 - 1995
Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.

B.B. King

B. B. King  1925
The beautiful thing about learning is... that no one can take it away from you.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.  1929 - 1968
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.

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling  1865 - 1936
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling  1865 - 1936
Teach us to delight in simple things.

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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling  1865 - 1936
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

L. R. Knost

L. R. Knost
A lifestyle of reading puts the vast knowledge of the ages into the hands of our children. Exchanging the life-long riches of a love of reading for the temporary value of facts gleaned from required reading lists is a paltry deal, indeed.

Encourage reading, yes but let their hearts, their interests, their imaginations choose their reading material. Whatever momentary facts they need for the next test or quiz can be found just as easily on Google.

A passion for reading can only be found in the heart of the child.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti  1895 - 1986
Education in the true sense is helping the individual to be mature and free, to flower greatly in love and goodness. That is what we should be interested in, and not in shaping the child according to some idealistic pattern.

Learning is movement from moment to moment.

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If you give a man a fish he will eat once.
If you teach a man to fish he will eat for the rest of his life.
If you are thinking a year ahead sow seed.
If you are thinking ten years ahead plant a tree.
If you are thinking one hundred years ahead educate the people.

By sowing the seed you will harvest once.
By planting a tree you will harvest tenfold.
By educating the people you will harvest one hundredfold.

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Inspirational Educational Quotes:  L   

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama  1935
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

It is vital that when educating our children's brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.

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Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama  1935
The time has come to take concrete steps to bring about a real transformation in the ways we educate our future generations. We need to combine both an education of the mind with and education of the heart.

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Ann Landers
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.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee  1940 -1973
Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.

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Edwin Leibfreed

Edwin Leibfreed
The royal road to knowledge, all may win, who seek the source of life in everything.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  1729 - 1781
Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

What education is to the individual man, revelation is to the human race. Education is revelation coming to the individual man, and revelation is education that has come, and is still coming to the human race.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln  1809 - 1865
The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'l get me a book I haven't read.

Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez  1945
It is the imagination that gives shape to the Universe.

Richard Louv

Richard Louv  1949
Teach children to look at a flower and see all the things it represents: beauty, the health of an ecosystem, and the potential for healing.

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John Lubbock
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent school masters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

Rosamund Lupton

Rosamund Lupton
Many people have written eloquently about the power of books, how they educate, elucidate, take you to new cultures, give you new experiences and vantage points, open your heart and mind and pierce your Soul.

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Inspirational Educational Quotes:  M   

Harvey MacKay

Harvey MacKay  1932
We start out as pretty creative beings...  Children let their imaginations take them to place they've never seen and do things that seem impossible. We encourage it as fun and playtime, but we should celebrate it as the potential for great discovery and accomplishment.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela  1918 - 2013
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

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Christopher Marley
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing it's own thinking.

John M. Mason

John M. Mason  1770 - 1829
The aim of education should be to convert the mind into a living fountain, and not a reservoir.

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead  1901 - 1978
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

Michael Meade

Michael Meade  1944
If each person has natural gifts and innate talents, then the true nature of education must involve the awakening, inviting and blessing of the inner genius and unique life spirit of each young person.

Alfred Mercier

Alfred Mercier
What we learn with pleasure...  we never forget.

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Bradley Millar
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar, is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren  1945
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of it. You’re always learning.

Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne  1533 - 1592
The world is but a school of enquiry.

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori  1870 - 1952
The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.

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Charles Morgan
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

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Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.

John Muir

John Muir  1838 - 1914
The power of imagination makes us infinite.

Robert Muller

Robert Muller  1923 - 2010
A journal helps us to live our life time and again. There is no greater life enhancer, life-expander and teacher than a journal.

Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them.

Art can dissect and analyze and art can compose and harmonize. The scientific age was accompanies by a dissecting and analytical art. The holistic age is seeing the rebirth of a composing and harmonizing art.

Art is spirituality. Art is thought. Art is imagination. Art is feeling. Art is action. Art is the highest expression of life, of being. Art and life must be one.

Art makes humans co-creators with God. It is therefore a Holy, Divine activity.

Each day of life is precious even incredibly precious: therefore write the history of each day. Keep a journal. Preserve your life. Journal keeping should be taught in all schools of Earth. 

Each mother and father should devote quite some time to the family’s history. An entire new science and art of family and individual history should be developed and taught: ancestry, genealogy, name etymology, oral history, written history, pictorial history, family heirlooms and souvenirs, scrapbooks, photo collections etc.. What deep joys can be derived from family history! It increases the love and role of the family, the fundamental, basic social unit.

Learn proverbs. Speak in proverbs. Teach with proverbs. They are humanity’s most condensed form of wisdom.

Life is Divine.. Das Leben ist g ttlich. I wish this exclamation of mine as a child were translated in all languages and displayed in every school on Earth.

Love must become the subject of serious scientific study. Loved children are healthier, happier, more peaceful children. Loved husbands have seldom heart attacks. Loved plants grow better. Loved animals are not vicious. Loved nations do not wage war. A humanity of loving people will be a peaceful humanity. To promote love means therefore to promote peace. Yes, let us have a love logy, a science of love, to start with a World University of Love.

Never cease to learn life from yourself and from others. Write it all down to perfect yourself and to impart your wisdom to those who will follow.

No university on Earth gives master’s degrees of living, of happiness. How strange! We seem to be missing the essential, the all-encompassing knowledge for which universities were originally created!

Read only good books, inspiring books, non-depressing books. Do not waste money on prefabricated best-sellers. Read a few pages of them before disbursing your money. Know that they are not supposed to last, since your money will be solicited almost immediately for the next one. Seek books which you will keep and read time and again for your happiness, enrichment and life fulfilment.

The example of parents is the greatest teacher. Parents must stand out as models of happiness to their children.

There is no greater learning process than to teach.

We do not see the world as it is.. We see it as we are taught to see it. The same is generally true of our view of humanity, of the Universe, of history and of ourselves. Free yourself, escape from the possible falsehoods.

Writing and art are preserved life, a form of duration, of eternity.

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami  1949
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

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