Inspirational Educational
Quotes To Live By

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

These inspirational educational quotes are words of wisdom and positive attitudes about education, learning and reading. These quotes are all from known sources, the 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:  A   

A Course In Miracles

A Course In Miracles
There is no one from whom a teacher of God cannot learn, so there is no one whom he cannot teach.


The little ones still remember how to use the power of their imagination. They are still engaged in the utilization of their imagination, that is one of the reasons that keeps them so exhilarated.

Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams  1838 - 1918
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison  1672 - 1719
Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human Soul.


Aeschylus  525BC
It is always the season for the old to learn.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott 1799 - 1888
Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime educators.

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Eric Allen
Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I'm learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou  1928 - 2014
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.


Aristotle  384BC - 322BC
All men by nature desire knowledge.

Educating the mind, without educating the heart, is no education at all.

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Education is the best provision for old age.

For the things we have to learn before we can do them... we learn by doing them!

If you would understand anything... observe its beginning and its development.

Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

The more you know... the more you know you don't know.

The pleasures arising from thinking and learning will make us think and learn all the more.

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov  1920 - 1992
A good question is, of course, the key by which infinite answers can be educed.

Any increase in knowledge anywhere helps pave the way for an increase in knowledge everywhere.

Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well.

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka but 'That's funny...'

Was there anything more exciting in life than seeking answers?

David Attenborough

David Attenborough  1926
Education is not a matter of getting facts and sowing them within brains, but that it is an attitude of mind that you teach children to find out for themselves.

St Augustine

St Augustine  354 - 430
I learned most, not from those who taught me, but from those who talked with me.

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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon  1561 - 1626
For also knowledge itself is power.

Natural abilities are like natural plants... they need pruning by study.

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Clay P. Bedford
You can teach a student a lesson for a day... But if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher  1813 - 1887
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven  1770 - 1827
Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.

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Polly Berrien Berends
The child does not begin to fall until she becomes seriously interested in walking, until she actually begins walking. Falling is thus more an indication of learning than a sign of failure.

Black Elk

Black Elk  1863 - 1950
One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.

W.E.B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois  1868 - 1963
Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach.

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach - W.E.B Du Bois - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJoey & Lucy (2013)

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte  1769 - 1821
History is... The version of past events, that people have decided to agree on.

Show me a family of readers... And I will show you the people who move the world.


Bono  1960
Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.

Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges  1899 - 1986
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson  1950
I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.

Emilie Buchwald

Emilie Buchwald  1935
Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.


Buddha  624BC - 543BC
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I said it...  Unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Teach this triple truth to all: a generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are things which renew humanity.

Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke  1729 - 1797
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett   1849 - 1924
To be able to learn things quickly isn’t everything. To be kind is worth a great deal to other people.

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Sarah Caldwell

Sarah Caldwell  1924 - 2006
Learn everything you can, 
anytime you can, from anyone you can. You will be grateful you did.

Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron  1948
Art is the imagination at play in the field of time.

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield  1944
I think there is too much emphasis placed on learning things by rote that you don't really care about. So what happens to students in school is that they eventually lose interest in learning, because they've been forced to learn the required course, rather than pursuing their passion.

George Carlin

George Carlin  1937 - 2008
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach then to question everything.

Don't just teach your children to read, teach them to question what they read, teach them to question everything - George Carlin - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJoey & Amy (2014)

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle  1795 - 1881
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

In books lies the Soul of the whole past time.

The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us.

May Ellen Chase

May Ellen Chase  1887 - 1973
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra  1946
I teach people that, no matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic, no matter how much drama is around you, you can heal by your presence. If you just stay within your centre.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero  106BC - 43BC
Natural ability without education has oftener raised men to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.

Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros  1954
I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school, but because my mother took me to the library.

St Bernard of Clairvaux

St Bernard of Clairvaux  1090 - 1153
Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from Masters.

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Sylvia Clare
Intuition is the highest form of intelligence, transcending all individual abilities and skills.

Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke  1917 - 2008
We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40, and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?


Confucius  551BC - 479BC
Education breeds confidence.
Confidence breeds hope.
Hope breeds peace.

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Linda Conway
It is not what is poured into a student that counts, but what is planted.


Coolio  1963
I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl  1916 - 1990
Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.

Oh, books, what books they used to know
Those children living long ago
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

The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-days sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemmingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.

There is little point teaching anything backwards. The whole object of life, Headmistress, is to go forwards.

“You seemed so far away,” Miss Honey whispered, awestruck. “Oh, I was. I was flying past the stars on silver wings,” Matilda said. “It was wonderful.”

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Anthony J. D'Angelo
Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you'll never cease to grow.

Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find.

John Dewey

John Dewey  1859 - 1952
Education is not preparation for life... education is life itself.

Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo  1964
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.

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Charles M. Dickinson
It is the supreme art of the teacher to... Awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson  1830 - 1886
There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away.

Ernest Dimnet

Ernest Dimnet  1866 - 1954
Children have to be educated, but they also have to be left to educate themselves.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney  1901 - 1966
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.

Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli  1804 - 1881
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.

There is no education like adversity.

Mark van Doren

Mark van Doren  1894 - 1972
The art of teaching is... the art of assisting discovery.

Frederick Douglas

Frederick Douglas  1818 - 1895
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Be a student... By staying open and willing to learn from everyone and anyone.

Once you see a child’s self-image begin to improve, you will see significant gains in achievement areas, but even more important, you will see a child who is beginning to enjoy life more.

The wisest and most profound teachings on the planet today.
(talking about Abraham-Hicks)

Try viewing everyone who comes into your life as a teacher.

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Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco 1932 - 2016
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.

Arthur Eddington

Arthur Eddington  1882 - 1944
I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.

Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman  1939
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955
Creativity is intelligence having fun.

Creativity is intelligence having fun - Albert Einstein - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man.

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know now and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
Do you know the secret of the true scholar?.. In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.

Knowledge exists to be imparted.

Science does not know its debt to imagination.

The secret in education lies in respecting the student.

The secret in education lies in respecting the student - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySophie


Epictetus  55 - 135
It is impossible for a man to learn, what he thinks he already knows.

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Ignacio Estrada
If a child can't learn the way we teach... maybe we should teach the way they learn.

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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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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.

Where knowledge ends, feeling and imagination begin - Neville Goddard - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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.

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.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens - Jimi Hendrix - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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. 

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.

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self - Aldous Huxley - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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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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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.

Teach us to delight in simple things.

Teach us to delight in simple things - Rudyard Kipling - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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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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.

It is vital that when educating our children's brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts - Dalai Lama - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy

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.

Life itself is your teacher and you are in a state of constant learning - Bruce Lee - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByPart of Warwick Castle, UK

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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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.

What we learn with pleasure, we never forget - Alfred Mercier - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByPaul & Tyler

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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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Movie - A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
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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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.

Our first teacher is our own heart - Native American - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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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  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  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  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.

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

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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Nikola Tesla

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

If you want to find the secrets of the Universe think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration - Nikola Tesla - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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
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.

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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.

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.. - Neale Donald Walsch - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySandra, Lucy & Seth

William Arthur Ward

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

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning - William Arthur Ward - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByTyler

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.

Life is the best teacher - Anthony Douglas Williams - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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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