Thought-Provoking Educational Quotes

Education has, since even before the implementation of a formal educational setting, been regarded as one of the most important ideas to keep a country thriving and to keep society humanized. Since then, many people have stated many ideas and perspectives on education that are thought-provoking and perhaps even motivating. So if you need some motivation: remember, you have to have a goal and that might be education for the sake of education, when it comes down to it! One will benefit more if they find interest in the subjects they are studying. Below are inspiring quotes from many famous people on the subject of education.

Literacy correlates to low crime rates. (photo by terryballard)

I have never let schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain.

Suggesting that education is not merely semantic, the learning perspective grows beyond the eye can see. It also suggests that book smarts need street smarts too. Intelligence itself is defined as “The ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills,” as according to Merriam-Webster.

““Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” – Walter Cronkite.

When it comes down to it, education is worth the hefty cost because it will improve society in all ways. Statistics show that when a country is growing to be literate, the crime rate diminishes. As according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, seventy percent of those in prisons right now (which was 1999) are also illiterate. The cost of growth versus the cost of repairing what others have demolished is quite substantial in the long run.

“There are two educations: one should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.” – John Adams.

It is in this way that the g-factor and s-factor are exhibited. John Adams knew the importance of both the specific and general knowledge that one should acquire to be intelligent. To be socially acceptable one must do both.

“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.” – Plato.

Every child (and adult alike) have the capacity of genius. It is that they must utilize what they have been given. The misuse of genius is ignorance, in my opinion. If children are revealing enthusiasm, they are more likely to learn on their own, which is a better education than what others can give to a child. It paves the way for their futures when no one is going to help them but themselves.

With all being said, I hope that these quotes motivate you to strive on your education! Sometimes, we all need an extra push. We are not all generators, we cannot run twenty-four seven on education alone. Reminding yourself the importance of education can help you through anything – even the worst finals week is no match for motivation.

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