Education Quotes in English

More wise words on reading here. Reading will also help you improve your English writing by introducing you to new, interesting sentence structures.

To have another language is to possess a second soul. -– Charlemagne

Learning a new language gives you the chance to be a different person if you want to. Make the most of that chance.

Language is wine upon the lips. -– Virginia Woolf

When you are learning a language, remember to slow down and enjoy the process. The language itself is often as enjoyable as the end goal.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -– Benjamin Franklin

Very sensible advice. Now it’s time for you to get involved.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. -– Joseph Addison

Using your English skills is fun. Make time just to enjoy speaking English.

Is it not enjoyable to learn and practise what you learn? -– Confucius

Remember, it is possible to communicate big ideas with relatively limited language. Don’t feel like you need perfect English before you can go out and have interesting conversations with other people.

Language is the infinite use of finite means. -– Wilhelm von Humboldt

Making mistakes is a natural part of the language learning process. The key is to learn from these mistakes. Don’t be afraid to try out new things in English but always remember to reflect on them and decide what was successful and what you need to keep working on.

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. -– Samuel Beckett

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. -– Samuel Beckett

Earlier in the year, we shared some tips on how to plan your studies for the coming year. Planning is important when you are learning a language so don’t be afraid to put some time into it.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. -– Benjamin Franklin

Learning a skill such as a new language can take a long time. If you feel like your progress is slow, bear in mind these wise words from Confucius. The important thing is to keep going and you will get there in the end.

It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. -– Confucius

Walt Disney was well known as a man who made dreams come true, and you can, too. It just takes plenty of hard work.

If you can dream it, you can do it. -– Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can do it. -– Walt Disney

Like the Lao Tzu quote earlier, this one is a great way to help you stop procrastinating. Anything you can do right away will help you get ahead with your goal of leaning a language.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. -– Mark Twain

In a world where everyone else is learning, if you don’t take your learning seriously you will fall behind.

Learning is like rowing upstream, not to advance is to drop back. -– Chinese Proverb

Reading is not just important for acquiring knowledge, it will help you build your vocabulary and range in English, too.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. -– Margaret Fuller

Starting early with your learning will mean that you have time to deal with things in small steps. Even a large goal is more approachable if you break it down into smaller ones and just get started.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -– Lao Tzu

Learning any language is hard work so prepare well, put in the hours and you will achieve your goals.

There is no substitute for hard work. -– Thomas Edison

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If you want to master English, get involved and practise as much as possible.

Learning is not a spectator sport. -– D. Blocher

Enjoy living in the moment but remember that learning English will prepare you for the future.

Many people say it’s easier to learn a language when you are young but there are advantages to learning a language when you are older.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -– C.S.Lewis

If you want to be a fluent speaker of English in the future, you need to make it happen.

The best way to predict the future is to create it. -– Abraham Lincoln

When you educate one person you can change a life, when you educate many you can change the world. -- Shai Reshef

When you develop critical thinking, you no longer take things for granted. You start questioning why things are the way they are. You learn about people who saw something wrong and had the courage to do things differently in their personal lives, or lead a nation to an impactful transformation. Yes, you need courage and tenacity, but when you get an education, you start realizing you can make a difference too.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. -– Martin Luther King

Before embraking on your higher education journey, all you have is your own experience. Education opens a window to thought leaders near and far throughout history, and lets you understand the world in a deeper, more complex way.

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. -– Sydney J. Harris

Education connects you with the stories, theories and accomplishments of faraway cultures and generations. It offers you a body of knowledge greater than you can ever gain on your own in one lifetime.

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. -– G.K. Chesterton

Education is a long term investment. The time and money you put in, the courage you have to move through challenges and persevere… it will all keep paying off for the rest of your life.

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. -– B. B. King

We said it in our vision too. When you educate people, you take down barriers. You help them see what it’s like in other situations, cultures and countries. You create a world that is more tolerant to differences and accepting of all.

The highest result of education is tolerance. –- Hellen Keller

Education requires costly resources, like time and money, which are often hard to find. But those who do invest these resources, often end up richer – not just because they often improve their financial situation, but because their minds are richer too.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. -– Benjamin Franklin

You can have access to professors from the best universities in the world, but you still need to be willing to do the work, even when it’s hard. If you can’t do it alone, remember that asking for help is part of doing the work.

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. –- Chinese Proverb

Getting education isn’t easy, and most students experience challenges during their degrees. The important thing is to believe in yourself and not give up.

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer –- Albert Einstein

There are many ways you can make an impact on the world. But there is no greater impact that you can make than spreading education, and empowering people who’ll empower and teach people, who, in turn, will empower and teach more.

If You are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. -– Chinese Proverb

The more you learn, the more you want to learn, the more the world becomes more interesting to you, and discovering it becomes more fun.

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. –- Dorothy Parker

It’s important to seize the day, but always make time to go deeper and wider in your learning.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. –- Mahatma Gandhi

Education is the first step for people to gain the knowledge, critical thinking, empowerment and skills they need to make this world a better place.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. –- Nelson Mandela