10 Quotes About The Importance Of Education

We tend to consider a good education an essential part of a good life. Here are 10 quotes about the importance of education that will hopefully convince you of that.

1. “You educate a man, you educate a man. But if you educate a woman, you educate a generation.” Brigham Young

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

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3. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”  Margaret Mead

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

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5. “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”  Thomas Jefferson

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6. “True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” Nikos Kazantzakis

7. “I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”  Malala Yousafzai

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8. “It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.” James Baldwin

9. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”  Confucius

10. “Ignorance is the parent of fear.” Herman Melville

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