A collection of quotes on education.


“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

Mark Twain


“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

Oscar Wilde


“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

Robert Frost


“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”

Mark Twain


“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

C.S. Lewis


“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”

E.M. Forster


“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. ”

Jane Austen


“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.”

Charlotte Bronte


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

W.B. Yeats


“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.”

Walter Scott


“Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing a free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.”

Victor Hugo


“Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.”

Anton Chekhov


“No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.”

G.K. Chesterton


“nothing that is worth knowing can be taught”

Oscar Wilde


“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”

H.G. Wells


“To educate the peasantry, three things are needed: schools, schools and schools.”

Leo Tolstoy


“Education, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.”

Ambrose Bierce