Top 5 Educational Quotes

Top 5 Educational Quotes

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”

– Epictetus

The first thing one must do when learning anything is to approach with an empty vessel. If your mind is already full of what you know, there is no room for anything else. And sometimes, what you think you know isn’t right.By admitting that you might not know everything, you open the door for more information, or corrections, to enter your mind. But as soon as you know something, the door closes and your mind is no longer accessible.


“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg — not by smashing it.”

– Arnold Glasow

Patience in academic or personal lives doesn’t mean inaction. It means having self-control to not get frustrated & angry if your desires aren’t immediately reached. Successes don’t come instantly & are hatched over time. Impatience brings stress, poor decisions & loss of control. Be composed & calm as you conduct your life reaching your goals.

“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.”

– George Santayana

This means that people need to learn from their mistakes and move on with their lives. People need to be more responsible so they know what to do in the real world. The real world also provides students with experiences that a classroom education cannot. This refers not only to work experience and technical skills, but also social skills that we learn from interacting with our friends. A holistic approach to life is the to becoming truly educated.

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”

– Abraham Maslow

The analogy of the hammer, the tool, refers to using only one method to solve a problem. The nail is the analogy for that problem. Therefore, to explain the analogy, if we are building a house, a hammer is certainly useful. However, if a hammer is our only tool, we will never get that house built. Therefore, one must implement different tools or strategies to solve a problem; one tool is usually not enough.

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

– Buckminster Fuller

You can never tell a person’s potential just by looking at them. Give people a chance to blossom and change. Whatever they are today, they can become something better in the future. Change is a process, but it’s a continual process. You will find that when you are separated from someone for an extended amount of time, you will find that they have changed when you see them next. Allow them time to change and blossom. The same goes for you. You have abundant potential and you are continually changing. Change for the better. Grow your wings and fly with your dreams.

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