Adult Education Quotes

Adult Education Quotes by Anatole France, Albert Einstein, Carl Rogers, Joseph Campbell, Abraham Lincoln, William Butler Yeats and many others.

An education isn't how much you have committed to memor

An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.
Anatole France
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Albert Einstein
The purpose of adult education is to help them to learn, not to teach them all you know and thus stop them from learning.
Carl Rogers
Awaken people’s curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark.
Anatole France
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Albert Einstein
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
Joseph Campbell
Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.
Abraham Lincoln
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Learning is not compulsory; it’s voluntary… But to survive, we must learn.
W. Edwards Deming
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
Ezra Pound
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
Abigail Adams
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Erich Fromm
Journalism’s been a continuing course in adult education for me.
Bill Moyers
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Mark Van Doren
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
Alvin Toffler
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
Lloyd Alexander
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Karl A. Menninger
A new education from birth onwards must be built up. Education must be reconstructed and based on the law of nature and not on the preconceived notions and prejudices of adult society.
Maria Montessori
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Herbert Spencer
I didn’t have any qualms. I’m used to taking my clothes off in front of strangers. I’ve done it since I was 14 – with my mother’s adult education art classes. She liked to paint and I went along as a life model.
Alex Kingston
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes
My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs – in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence.
Daniel Goleman
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity.
Henry Ford
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel Carson
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Albert Einstein
Intelligence plus experience creates ideas, and experimentation with that form of chemistry-the contact of ideas with events-is the field of adult education.
Felix Morley
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Josef Albers
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Winston Churchill
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
George Santayana
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Henry Ford
Education is no longer thought of as a preparation for adult life, but as a continuing process of growth and development from birth until death.
Stephen Mitchell