Quotes about Education

We love to use quotes about education in our presentations as they inspire and motivate me and provide happiness and comfort when encountering difficult moments raising our children while far from loved ones and living abroad. They help gaining a positive outlook when times are tough and we struggle or we are afraid to do the next step. 

Great things in life, never come easy! We hope our favourite education quotes will inspire you too. They are great motivators also for daily life and when being overwhelmed or overloaded with work, or on the other hand when bored by routine tasks. They will help see the light at the end of the tunnel and get you in the right mood to carry on!

Wishing you much success in your endeavours! Follow us, be inspired and embrace life. Wherever you are, whatever you do make every second count!

Our 20 favorite quotes about education

Get all the education you can... Do something! Don't just stand there, make it happen.

Lee Iacocca

Quotes about Education: Chinese Proverb
Education Quotes: Nelson Mandela on Education

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.

Albert Einstein

Live as if you were to die tomorrow,

learn as if you were to live forever.  

Mahatma Gandhi 

It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.


A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject

as a doctor believes in health.

Gilbert Higuet

Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself.

John Dewey 

Do not train children to learning by force and harshness,

but direct them to it by what amuses their minds,

so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy

the peculiar bent of the genius of each.


Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know.  

George Boas 

Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Play is the highest form of research.

Albert Einstein

Instruction does much, but encouragement everything. 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Creativity is intelligence having fun. 

   Albert Einstein

Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic, equitable societies.

Desmond Tutu

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Regina Gräff is the founder and editor of ExpatCapeTown.com and co-author of the 'Living in South Africa' handbook. Born and raised in Germany, she has a degree (MA phil) in languages and intercultural communication. Regina is a serial expat and has worked as a teacher and educational consultant in various countries including the USA, Australia, Singapore, the UK. Since 2005, she lives with her family in Cape Town/South Africa. 

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