14 Inspirational Quotes about Education Posters

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Over the last year, we have had tens of thousands of teachers stop by our educational quotes section in the hunt for some stirring words to inspire students. 

Recently, one of our readers suggested we should get some of these quotes made into posters to display in classrooms.

So, here they are - 14 high resolution posters including the following quotes.    I hope you enjoy them.

Click here to download all 14 posters

Dalai Lama
"When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts."

Frank Lloyd Wright
"You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having."

Victor Hugo
"He who opens a school door, closes a prison."

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

Eleanor Roosevelt
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

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John Locke
"The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it."

Robert Frost
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence."

John Adams
"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live."

Theodore Roosevelt
"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The secret in education lies in respecting the student."

101 Excellent Educational Quotes

Sometimes you just need something really smart to say to inspire and motivate yourself and those around you.   And, if you are like me, those times don’t come around every moment of the day.

Luckily there are people who have had flashes of brilliance throughout history when talking about the concept of education, teaching and learning and someone even smarter wrote it down.

These quotes will make your students and fellow staff think you are a deep and intellectual thinker and hopefully inspire and motivate them too.

We have compiled 101 educational quotes based on Inspiration, Motivation, Teaching, Learning and Education. 

Use these educational quotes wisely, and above all else if you know of any others or have any pearls of wisdom of your own please  email them through to us.

Access our educational quotes section here.

Educational Quote of the Day & Teaching Focus

Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't.

L. L. Henderson

Teaching Focus:  What is is that you think your parents want you to get of your education?  Did they have any major failures or successes at school they want you to learn from?

Educational Quote of the Day & Teaching Focus

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett

Teaching Focus:  Why might Edward Everett have made this statement and what does it say about countries that use military force to change peoples opinions?

Educational Quote of the Day & Teaching Focus

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.

Ernest Dimnet

Teaching Focus:  As 'Children' what are some methods we use to educate ourselves, what works well?  and not so well?  What is a lesson you learnt all by yourself that you will NEVER forget?

Famous Educational Quotes to Inspire your Students

Luckily there have been smarter people than myself to say inspirational words of wisdom to help get people motivated.

Some make perfect sense - and some are total BS.  But I'll leave you to filter...

Below are a few that might come in handy next time you need to dig deep.

**Update:  FEB 2012**  We have just created an entire section for educational quotes with far more than is on this page. It can be found here.

  • Horace Mann
  • Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
  • Aristotle
  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both.
  • C. S. Lewis
  • The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
  • Albert Einstein
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
  • Helen Keller
  • The highest result of education is tolerance.
  • Victor Hugo
  • He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
  • Jim Rohn
  • Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
  • 'No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.' Albert Einstein
  • 'Insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting the different results' Albert Einstein.
  • 'Some people would rather die than think'. Bertrand Russell
  • 'If we always do what we've always done, we will get what we've always got.' Adam Urbanski
  • 'One can never consent to creep when one feels the compulsion to soar'. Helen Keller
  • 'Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.' Oliver Wendell Holmes Jnr
  • 'Ten geographers who think the world is flat will tend to reinforce each others errors….Only a sailor can set them straight'. John Ralston Saul, 'Voltaire's Bastards'.

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