Education is the key to inner enlightenment. It is a life-long journey and is an enjoyable ride with no destination. An educated mind has no boundaries or limits. It is in a constant search for knowledge and new insights and is always on the lookout for novel learning experiences.

The purpose of this post is to take you on a journey to the world of education. I want you to explore it with me through the eyes of some of the most influential minds in history. How? Through their wise sayings and quotes.

I have curated 50 education quotes from various figures– from Socrates to Carl Sagan – that will inspire you to keep learning and growing. Whether you are looking for a boost of motivation or just need some inspiration, these education quotes are sure to spark your curiosity and help ignite your passion for knowledge!

1. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein

2. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela

3. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” —John Dewey

4. “The principal 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.” —Jean Piaget

5. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.” —Mortimer Adle

6. “The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” —William S. Burroughs

7. “The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.” —Malala Yousafzai

8. ʺHe who opens a school door, closes a prison.ʺ – Victor Hugo

9. “Education is the key that unlocks the golden door to freedom.” —George Washington Carver

10. “Education is one thing no one can take away from you.” —Elin Nordegren

11. “Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” —Peter Brougham

12. “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

13. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” —Maimonides

14. “Education is the vaccine of violence.” —Edward James Olmos

15. “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

16. “The purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” —Sydney J. Harris

17. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

18. “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” —Malcolm Forbes

19. “Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

20. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X

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

22. “You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward”- Conrad Hall

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

24. “Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.”  — Brian Tracy

25. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

26. “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” Herbert Spencer

27. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”– Henry Ford

28. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

29. “The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.” Alvin Toffler

30. “All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing and not moving toward excellence.” – Denis Waitley

31. “To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” Edmund Burke

32. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B.F Skinner

33. “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” Allan Bloom

34. “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”– Dr. Seuss

35. “Nothing Is Impossible, The Word Itself Says ‘i’m Possible!’’ – Audrey Hepburn

36. “Every artist was at first an amateur.” – Ralph W. Emerson

37. “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

38. “I Like A Teacher Who Gives You Something To Take Home To Think About Besides Homework.” – Lily Tomlin

39. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”– Albert Einstein

40. “The Roots Of Education Are Bitter, But The Fruit Is Sweet.” – Aristotle

41. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

42. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”– Socrates

43. “Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” – Ernest Dimnet

44. “A Good Education Is A Foundation For A Better Future.” — Elizabeth Warren

45. “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

46. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – W.B. Yeats

47. “you Don’t Learn To Walk By Following Rules. You Learn By Doing, And By Falling Over.” – Richard Branson

48. ”The only dreams impossible to reach are the ones you never pursue.” – Michael Deckman

49. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”—Plato

50.”Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan