Proverbs and quotes about education, schools and learning.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
A single conversation across a table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.
A tree, a religion, a school, and parents are judged by the fruits they produce.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself.
Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
John Maynard Keynes
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.
From the pine tree, learn of the pine tree.
From the bamboo, learn of the bamboo.
I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a ‘learning experience.’ Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I’ve done as a ‘learning experience.’ It makes me feel less stupid.
Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.
Knowledge is power.
Learn to walk before you run.
(You need experience before you can do something that is difficult.)
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
(Education is something you will keep forever.)
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Money spent on brain is never spent in vain.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.
P. J. O’Rourke
Soon learnt, soon forgotten.
(Things that are easy to learn can be easy to forget as well.)
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
The only stupid question is the one that is not asked.
The problem with educating stupid people was that they didn't know they were stupid. The same went for curing crazy people.
We don't need no education.
Wisdom is born; stupidity is learned.
You are learning all your life and you die stupid.
You are never too old to learn.
You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
You’re never too old to learn something stupid.