Pedagogy is one of the foundations of our society. Therefore, from Psychology and Mind we present you with a juicy collection of phrases about education and teaching .

Education is the theoretical and practical procedure by which a person acquires habits, methods, skills, beliefs and ethical principles in relation to certain knowledge. This knowledge is transferred and assimilated from generation to generation, throughout human history.

Famous quotes on education

But why is education important? Here, some of the keys…

  • It trains us for life in society as well as for group coexistence through principles such as fellowship and empathy, and practices such as collective cooperation.
  • It helps us to have a greater imagination and creativity.
  • Education is an elementary process in the correct structuring of the psyche , a key piece in the cognitive and emotional maturation.
  • It teaches ethical and moral values.

Phrases about teaching

Whether you are a teacher, a parent or a student, this post will help you to become more aware and understand educational issues . Don’t miss it!

1. Common sense is not the result of education (Victor Hugo)

But without a doubt, education is the fruit of common sense. We must not forget that it pushed us to teach other people

2. It is the mark of a truly educated man to know what not to read (Ezra Taft Benson)

In a world where commercial literature floods the marketplace, it is appropriate to have good judgment about what should be read and what should not.

3. The educator is the man who makes difficult things seem easy (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

That a student does not understand something does not have to be his responsibility, perhaps it is the fault of the educator who, as an emitter, does not know how to express himself. Hence the importance of knowing how to communicate. Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet of the transcendentalist current

4. Ignorance is the worst enemy of a people who want to be free (Jonathan Hennessey)

Sometimes our rulers close the keys of knowledge to us. What don’t they want us to know?

5. It is almost impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind (James Baldwin)

Education must always encourage critical thinking of its own, but without falling into various dogmatisms.

6. Not All Readers Are Leaders, but All Readers Become Leaders (Harry S. Truman)

They say that knowledge is power. If you want to be a wise and complete leader, open yourself to the infinite doors of erudition. Phrase from Harry S. Truman, President of the United States.

7. We often give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve (Roger Lewin)

The traditional educational model is based almost exclusively on memorization without associating this knowledge with a why. Developing logic is in turn important for developing so-called critical thinking. If we only rely on memory when learning, what would differentiate us from a USB device?

8. If you’re not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are willing to learn, no one can stop you

Culture in the Western world is within everyone’s reach, with its countless libraries, book clubs, book exchanges or gifts, and of course, the Internet. If you don’t want to read, it’s your responsibility and nobody else’s.

9. Education is the way, not the goal

Education cannot be considered a fixed and unalterable goal in time , it must be a tool for change.

10. Learning is a treasure that follows its owner throughout life

Indeed, the brain is very plastic; things that you think you don’t remember are suddenly brought to mind by the need to use that knowledge.

11. Without education you go nowhere in this world (Malcolm X)

Formal education is an effective measure to promote social equality , as well as to reduce poverty and/or misery. Otherwise, a worker would not have the opportunity to change his/her condition as a worker just because he/she was born in that social class.

12. If a child cannot learn the way we teach, perhaps we should teach how he learns

If one educational methodology does not work with a child, the logical thing to do is to try other methods. For example, more and more schools specifically for dyslexic children have emerged in recent years.

13. Education is not a problem, education is an opportunity

This sentence on education is very substantial: education is not everything, but it is 50% of equal opportunities.

14. The best thing a parent can give their child is a good education

A good father knows that education is not only given at school, but at home.

15. The biggest disadvantage you can have in your life is a bad education

There is a direct correlation between the poorest countries and the literacy rate . This is not a coincidence.

16. The educated man knows that education lasts a lifetime

Sometimes education is not only the compendium of knowledge you possess, but the eagerness to learn more and more. That’s something no one can ever take away from you, curiosity.

17. A good education must not only teach how to read, but what is worth reading

In a world where commercial literature of dubious quality floods the market, it is essential to intuit, without falling into prejudice, what should be read and what should not. We are talking about having good criteria and good taste.

18. In the long run, education is more valuable than money

Education opens the door to a comfortable economic situation, but it also opens the door to other things. Improving the world with your knowledge should be the gift you give to humanity.

19. The difference between a country that provides good education and one that is not as great as countries of different centuries

For example, the Nordic countries, which are socially very advanced, also have the best education system.

20. If you want to take advantage of life, start by working on your education

Education has always been associated with elegance and good work. The more you know, the better you will look .

21. Education is the soul of society. Without it it would be lost

If education had not begun (in its simplest form) in prehistoric times, we would not have got where we are.

22. A child with a lack of education is a lost child (John F. Kennedy)

If you are not given a good education from a young age, it will be more difficult for you to learn later on . John F. Kennedy, president of the United States from January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963.

23. A human being does not reach his highest level until he is educated (Horace Mann)

Education is not only a child’s thing, it is a process that accompanies you to the end. Paradoxically to that, without education we would not be able to express our potential.

24. No school is like a decent home and no teacher is like a virtuous parent (Mahatma Gandhi)

Good education begins at home, with the family. That’s when we adopt our moral references.Gandhi, Indian intellectual.

25. Education is what survives when what is learned is forgotten (B. F. Skinner)

This sentence on education is very significant. Through education we train ourselves in faculties such as learning, logic, emotions, attention span, etc. Even if we do not remember a specific piece of information, the facility to manage well the mentioned faculties will always be much greater .

26. Good questions outweigh easy answers (Paul Samuelson)

Knowing how to ask good questions is also a reflection of good education. Think before you ask!

27. Education builds trust. Trust creates hope. Hope generates peace (Confucius)

Education has enormous potential to improve the world in absolutely every area. Confucius, Chinese thinker and philosopher.

28. Study not to know one more thing, but to know it better (Seneca)

Sometimes a good education is not synonymous with quantity, but with quality. Seneca, Roman politician and chronicler.

29. Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity (Aristotle)

Indeed, education is not only a key tool for the advancement of humanity in contexts of social stability, but also the shield that defends us in times of chaos and instability.Aristotle, Greek philosopher.

30. Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of a lifelong attempt to acquire it (Albert Einstein)

Education in school is very important but by itself, it is of little use. Good values must be acquired at home, and the desire to acquire more knowledge is an exceptional value. Albert Einstein, German scientist.

31. A society’s competitive advantage will not come from how well multiplication and periodic tables are taught in its schools, but from how well it knows how to stimulate imagination and creativity (Walter Isaacson)

Traditionally, capacities associated with the right hemisphere have been greatly undervalued by the traditional educational model. However, the theory of multiple intelligences helped to break this status quo and opened up a new paradigm in educational theory.

32. Your bookstore is your paradise (Desiderius Erasmus)

Who hasn’t been fascinated by the enormous quantity of books in a bookstore or library? It seems that the humanist philosopher Erasmus of Rotterdam was indeed moved by such a vision.

33. What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul (Joseph Addison)

Education is an ideal tool to enhance the cognitive skills that we all undoubtedly harbour. Never stop learning!

34. Study without desire spoils the memory and retains nothing of what it takes (Leonardo da Vinci)

Without a doubt, we learn better and much more easily when we enjoy what we are studying. Otherwise, we burn out in a matter of time. Our society should take note of the wise words of the Italian painter and philosopher Leonardo da Vinci.

35. Some people will never understand anything, because they understand everything too soon (Alexander Pope)

Intellectual pedantry, the belief that one knows everything, or that one is very sure of what one knows, is possibly one of the moral burdens associated with education. We would do well to banish such a vice.

36. The man is what he reads (Joseph Brodsky)

If we are what we eat, why can’t we be what we read?

37. If I were to begin my studies again, I would follow Plato’s advice and start with mathematics (Galileo Galilei)

Mathematics is a suitable tool for developing logic in a person’s mind, according to Plato and Galileo Galilei.

38. Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned (Mark Twain)

Having a selective memory and “forgetting” knowledge that is irrelevant to us is also very important when acquiring new information.

39. Education is a better safeguard of freedom than a standing army (Edward Everett)

For Edward Everett, education is key to preventing conflict, both personal and social.

40. Life must be a continuous education (Gustave Flaubert)

We never stop learning, even indirectly. Gustave Flaubert, French novelist.

41. He who refuses to learn in his youth is lost in the past and dead to the future (Euripides)

In line with the previous sentence, we will always have the ability to learn and we will never lose it. However, it is also true that a key period for learning is childhood and adolescence, because the brain of children, as it grows, is a “sponge” that absorbs all knowledge and social value.

42. Education is no substitute for intelligence (Frank Herbert)

Cognition is always a mixture of innate and acquired potential. Frank Herbert, science fiction writer and author of the famous novel, Dune.

43. Reading without reflection is like eating without digestion (Edmund Burke)

Everything we read should be reflected upon afterwards, and if it has a practical use that can help you get by in life, don’t hesitate to use it.

44. Those who trust us educate us (George Eliot)

The story goes that the King of Spain, Charles II, who was born with a certain mental deficiency, had his education neglected when he was ill, since they believed that it would be of no use. It is theorized that this could have been fatal for the political outcome of the Spanish Empire as the monarch made bad decisions.

45. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down forests, but to water deserts (C.S. Lewis)

Education should always revolve on a transversal axis that builds on the pre-existing . C.S Lewis, author and writer of The Chronicles of Narnia.

46. Only the educated are free (Epithet)

Education helps us to go beyond, to transcend the barriers imposed by society. It helps us, in short, to break the chains that our minds are prey to.

47. A good teacher must know the rules, a good pupil, the exceptions (Martin H. Fischer)

Education is based on universal principles, and this must be transmitted to the student, but sometimes there are exceptions that confirm the rule, exceptions that must also be transmitted in a world where nuances are important.

48. Education does not create man, it helps him to create himself (Maurice Debesse)

Some philosophers claim that existence precedes essence Would education help us to build that essence of which they speak?

49. Wisdom does not come from age, but from education and learning (Anton Chekhov)

While it is true that one can become wiser (from experience) with age, it is not a determining factor and is by no means the only one. Regardless of age, education also plays an important role.

50. The highest activity a human being can achieve is learning to understand because understanding is being free (Baruch Spinoza)

When one is aware of what one is doing and why one is doing it, the determination in that act of pure will is stronger than ever. That is why we must not forget what the purpose of education is, applicable to both teachers and students.

51. I prefer to entertain and hope that people learn something than to educate people and hope that people are entertained (Walt Disney)

Who says education can’t be light and fun? Ask Walt Disney; his moralistic films have influenced (ideologically speaking) many children over many generations.

52. To educate a person in mind but not in morals is to educate a threat to society (Theodore Roosevelt)

Knowledge without control is useless. We could well be generating cruel people but no less intelligent ones since who or what guarantees us that they know how to use that knowledge correctly? Ethics, then, is the minimum that guarantees the good use of a given education.

53. He who ceases to be a student has never been a student (George Iles)

Being a student implies having good study habits, acquired through practice.

54. Knowledge will give you the opportunity to make a difference (Claire Fagin)

As human beings we will always have differences, and it is these differences that we must enhance in order to improve our own existence and that of society.

55. Only as we develop others do we have permanent success (Harvey S. Firestone)

To the extent that we create individuals capable of reasoning and critical thinking, society as a whole wins.

56. An educated person should know everything about something and something about everything (Cicely Veronica Wedgwood)

Should we aspire to be all-rounders? Polymathy was the ultimate Renaissance ideal. For example, Leonardo Da Vinci was a philosopher, inventor, watercolorist, biologist, builder, engineer, geologist, etc. He excelled in both the arts and the sciences.

57. Long is the way of teaching by means of theories, short and effective by means of examples (Seneca)

Practical examples are linked to experience and empirical experience is a basic methodology in learning. If you don’t understand something, don’t be ashamed and ask for examples!

58. The risk comes from not knowing what you do (Warren Buffett)

Throughout history, many well-intentioned actions have ended in disaster because you didn’t really know what you were doing, so it’s good to reflect on things before embarking on the adventure and learn from your own and others’ experiences.

59. All Life is a Constant Education (Eleanor Roosevelt)

This sentence on education is a particularly famous quote that you should not forget . Until the day we die we will always learn something, even if it is a trivial knowledge.

60. Education has produced a vast population capable of reading but unable to distinguish what is worth reading (G. M. Trevelyan)

The literacy rate serves to compare how developed a society is, but it is far from being determinative. There are values that should be associated with education in an intrinsic way, to form critical people.

61. I have never met a person so ignorant that I could not learn something from him (Galileo Galilei)

You can always learn something from everyone. Absolute ignorance is only an abstraction of our mind.

62. Never consider study as an obligation, but as an opportunity to penetrate the beautiful and wonderful world of knowledge (Albert Einstein)

Perhaps the error of the current educational model is that it forces one to know, but does not teach one to love knowledge.

63. The ultimate goal of true education is not only to make people do what is right, but to enjoy doing it; not only to form hard-working people, but people who love work; not only individuals with knowledge, but with love of knowledge; not only pure beings, but with love of purity; not only righteous people, but with hunger and thirst for justice (John Ruskin)

A famous quote on education very much in line with the previous one. Education is not only a question of quantity of knowledge, but of attitude.

64. To study… means to possess masterful methods. Assimilating the method of work does not mean strengthening it for your whole life: just start working and the same work will teach you (Max Gorki)

The dynamics of learning itself facilitates the acquisition of knowledge as it is practiced. Phrase of Maximo Gorki, Soviet writer.

65. There is no one who cannot teach another in something (Baltasar Gracián)

Everyone has something to teach us. Don’t waste the opportunity!

66. Plants are straightened out by cultivation, men by education (J.J. Rousseau)

Education, in Maslow’s pyramid, is a transversal need that ends up influencing to a lesser or greater extent all levels of the pyramid. It is not a basic need, but it is a basic right.

67. Asking questions is proof of thinking (Rabindranath Tagore)

A curious mind never stops asking questions, or questioning absolutely everything. Don’t stop asking!

68. The mediocre educator speaks. The good educator explains. The superior educator demonstrates. The great educator inspires (William Arthur Ward)

Inspiration, as well as admiration, is one of the noblest feelings a human being can experience . If these feelings were evoked more in the educational system, we would have no limits.

69. The best weapon against ignorance is study (Rafael Escandón)

Ignorance is one of the greatest burdens on our society, so we need you to train!

70. One should not always begin with the first notion of the things one studies, but with that which can facilitate learning (Aristotle)

Before you start studying, design a good study plan. You will be less bored and your ability to assimilate information will be much greater. Aristotle, the Hellenic philosopher.

71. The principle of education is to preach by example (Turgot)

Preaching by example is fundamental in educational methodology. Avoiding inconsistencies between what is said and what is done is very important for any educator, whether parent or teacher.

72. Life should be a continuous education (Gustave Flaubert)

It is a concept very repeated throughout history by different celebrities, but no less true . Whether you like it or not, life is a constant lesson .

73. Man’s sovereignty is hidden in the dimension of his knowledge (Francis Bacon)

We will only be able to control the world if we are able to control ourselves, through education in its broadest definition.

74. By ignorance we make mistakes, and by mistakes we learn (Roman Proverb)

Experience, as well as trial and error, are not without their own links to the educational phenomenon. Therefore, do not be afraid of making mistakes, only in this way will you learn.

75. A great deal of learning can fit into an empty head (Karl Kraus)

Knowledge is more or less unrelated to the individual’s ability to learn. Everyone deserves a second chance at learning.

76. Only by education can man become a man. Man is only what education makes him (Immanuel Kant)

Education is what does not differentiate us, in part, from animals. It is the basis of our civilization, without education we would have nothing of what we currently have.

77. Wise men learn much from their enemies (Aristophanes)

If you can get something out of even your enemies, how can you not learn from your friends? Aristophanes, Greek comedian.

78. Education is the dress for the party of life (Miguel Rojas Sánchez)

If we are educated, we will be more prepared for the challenge of living.

79. Whenever you teach, teach to doubt what you teach (José Ortega y Gasset)

Skepticism, asking questions two and three times, is a key value in good education.

80. The goal of education is virtue and the desire to become a good citizen (Plato)

Indeed, we are citizens, not subjects, in part because of the human rights that have developed over the past centuries. It is a fundamental right of which we should make good use .

81. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find the answer within himself (Galileo Galilei)

Sometimes the answer is not in the others, but inside. Be introspective!

82. Do not spare your children the difficulties of life, but teach them to overcome them (Louis Pasteur)

One mistake in today’s education is that children are often infantilized more than they really are. Show them the world so they can transform it!

83. Good teachers are expensive, but bad ones are even more expensive (Bob Talbert)

Ignorance is a price that is sometimes paid too high, which is why one should not skimp on resources when talking about education.

84. He who dares to teach must never stop learning (John Cotton Dana)

Life is a constant learning process, so always be alert! You never know if you can learn something interesting.

85. The greater the island of knowledge, the greater the banks of wonder (Ralph M. Sockman)

Sometimes, the more you learn, the less you know. Questions arise, questions that call into question what you took for granted. That’s the mystery of knowledge!

86. The best way to make children good is to make them happy (Oscar Wilde)

Education involves addressing the individual needs of children , including their motivations in relation to their abilities. Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and novelist

87. The purpose of education is to increase the probability that what we want will happen (José Antonio Marina)

If you have the weight of a good education and you care about maintaining it, you will leave fewer things to chance in your life.

88. Education is about helping a child bring his or her skills to life (Erich Fromm)

Fostering a child’s own skills is something that must be taken into account when educating.Erich Fromm, German psychologist

89. Whatever is given to children, children will give to society (Karl A. Meninger)

An educated society is certainly a prosperous and happy society.

90.Whatever is given to children, children will give to society (Karl. A. Menninger)

The achievements of the future depend on the way children are educated today.

91.Where there are children, there is a Golden Age (Novalis)

Childhood is a time of constant exploration, hypothesis and search for knowledge.

92.Where there is education there is no distinction of classes (Confucius)

Education is a way of betting on equality.

93.Being self-taught is the only kind of education that exists (Isaac Asimov)

When one is the motor of one’s own learning, it is unstoppable.

94. Change is the result of any true learning (Leo Buscaglia)

Everything we do throughout our learning process results in a path of personal evolution.

95. A good teacher has to be able to put himself in the place of those who find it difficult to advance (Eliphas Levi)

An indication for teachers.

96. The noblest pleasure is the enjoyment of knowledge (Leonardo da Vinci)

Learning is not simply accumulating data , there is also an element of personal enjoyment.

97.The key to education is not teaching, it is awakening (Ernest Renan)

As we get educated, we move into qualitatively different stages of knowledge.

98.What is learned at the root is never completely forgotten (Seneca)

Meaningful learning makes what we have learnt stick to what we already know, consolidating it in our memory.

99. Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world (Nelson Mandela)

One of the famous phrases about education that this politician and activist uttered.

100. You are always a student, never a teacher (Conrad Hall)

Education doesn’t even end in adulthood.