Inspirational Educational
Quotes To Live By: N - Z

Plutarch quote: The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySophie

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 N through to Z. The other education quote pages are A to E and F to M. 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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Native American - Arapaho
If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.


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Native American - Cheyenne
Our first teacher is our own heart.

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Native American
Tell them how we loved all that was beautiful.


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Helen Peters
Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.


Austin Phelps

Austin Phelps  1820 - 1890
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.


Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget  1896 - 1980
Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life?


Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.


Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next.


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


When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.


Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso  1881 - 1973
I paint as I think them, not as I see them.


Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.


Rita Pierson

Rita Pierson  ? - 2013
Every child needs a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.


Plato

Plato  429BC - 347BC
For the object of education is to teach us about beauty.


Geometry will draw the Soul toward the truth and create the spirit of philosophy.


The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.


The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.


Plutarch

Plutarch  46 - 120
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.


Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman  1981
I don't love studying. I hate studying.  I like learning. Learning is beautiful.


Jacqueline E. Purcell

Jacqueline E. Purcell
You must unlearn what you have been programmed to believe since birth. That software no longer serves you if you want to live in a world where all things are possible.


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Isidor Isaac Rabi

Isidor Isaac Rabi  1898 - 1988
Science is a great game. It is inspiring and refreshing.  The playing field is the Universe itself.


Josh Radnor

Josh Radnor  1974
I think that the mark of a great book is that it will meet you wherever you’re at and you’ll feel and experience something new and different each time you read it.


M. C. Richards

M. C. Richards  1916 - 1999
All the arts we practice are apprenticeships. The big art is life.


Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.


Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson  1950
Human intelligence is richer and more dynamic than we have been led to believe by formal academic education.


If you sit kids down, hour after hour, doing low-grade clerical work, don't be surprised if they start to fidget. Children are not, for the most part, suffering from a psychological condition, they're suffering from childhood.


Imagination is the source of all human achievement.


Theodore Roethke

Theodore Roethke  1908 -  1963
I learn by going where I have to go.


Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn  1930 - 2009
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up.  What he needs is education to turn him around.


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau  1712 - 1778
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.


John Ruskin

John Ruskin  1819 - 1900
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.


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Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan  1934 - 1996
What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dear for thousands of years… Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.


When you make the finding yourself, even if you are the last person on earth to see the light, you will never forget it.


George Santayana

George Santayana  1863 - 1952
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.


Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle  1780 - 1866
Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the Earth is our mother? What befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. This we know: the Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.


Seneca

Seneca  4BC - 65AD
Even while they teach...  men learn.


Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss  1904 - 1991
Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.


The more you read, the more things you will know. The more things you learn, the more places you'll go.


George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw  1856 - 1950
From a very early age I've had to interrupt my education...  to go to school.


What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.


Charles W. Shedd

Charles W. Shedd  1915 - 2004
Some of the worlds best educators are grandparents.


Chief Sitting Bull

Chief Sitting Bull  1831 - 1890
In my early days I was eager to learn and to do things, and therefore I learned quickly.


Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith  1771 - 1845
No furniture so charming as books.


Will Smith

Will Smith  1968
The things that have been most valuable to me, I did not learn in school.


Socrates

Socrates  470BC - 399BC
I cannot teach anybody anything.   I can only make them think.


Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner  1861 -1925
Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom.

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Jose Stevens

Jose Stevens & Lena Stevens
Imagination connects us with the web of power and the spirit in all things.


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Paul Sweeney
You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.


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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 - 1997
The greatest science in the world - in Heaven and on Earth - is love.


We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla  1856 - 1943
If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla  1856 - 1943
My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration.  I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.


The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of existence.


Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas  1913 - 1993
We are educated to be amazed by the infinite variety of life forms in nature. We are, I believe, only at the beginning of being flabbergasted by its unity.


Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 - 1862
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.


To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know.. That is true knowledge.


We need the tonic of wildness.. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.


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


Mark Twain

Mark Twain  1835 - 1910
Never let your schooling interfere with your education.


Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
I have just three things to teach: Simplicity, Patience, Compassion. These are your greatest treasures.


To become learned.. Each day add something.
To become enlightened.. Each day drop something.


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Brenda Ueland

Brenda Ueland  1891 - 1985
Imagination needs ‘moodling’… long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.


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Ama Vanniarachchy

Ama Vanniarachchy
The love for books, the love for art and literature gives me inspirations to write more and more.


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Krissy Venosdale
Learning is their journey. Let them navigate. Push them to explore. Watch them discover. Encourage their questions. Allow them to struggle. Support their thinking. Let them fly.


Leonardo de Vinci

Leonardo de Vinci  1452 - 1519
Learning never exhausts the mind.


Principles For The Development Of A Complete Mind
Study the science of art.
Study the art of science.
Develop your senses, especially learn how to see.
Realise that everything connects to everything else.


Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.


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Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch  1943
Build your schools around concepts, not academic subjects: core concepts such as awareness, honesty, responsibility, freedom and diversity in oneness. Teach your children these things and you will have taught them grandly.


When you give your children knowledge, you are telling them what to think. When you give your children wisdom, you do not tell them what to know, or what is true, but rather, how to get to their own truth.

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William Arthur Ward

William Arthur Ward  1921 - 1994
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

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William Arthur Ward

William Arthur Ward  1921 - 1994
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.


Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts  1674 - 1748
Nothing tends so much to enlarge the mind as travelling, that is, making visits to other towns, cities, or countries beside those in which we are born and educated.


Paul Wellstone

Paul Wellstone  1944 - 2002
The first task of teaching is to bring to consciousness what the students already believe, by virtue of their personal experiences about themselves and society.


Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde  1854 - 1900
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time, that nothing that is worth knowing, can be taught.


Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams
All animals are born with innocence, curiosity and love.


Every parent is a teacher...   But not all parents teach.


Life is the best teacher.

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John Wooden

John Wooden  1910 - 2010
Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. Youngsters need good role models more than they need critics. It's one of parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.


Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf  1882 - 1941
Every secret of a writer’s Soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.


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William Yeats

William Yeats  1865 - 1939
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.


Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai  1997
One child, one teacher, one pen and one book...  Can change the world.


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William Zinsser

William Zinsser  1922 - 1941
Writing is thinking on paper.



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