Inspirational Quotes

January felt like it was lasting forever. 31 days? It was beginning to feel like 31,000 days. Gross! But alas, a new month is on the scene and we have never been so grateful. Hiya February! January was an amazing month for us, but combined with the freezing cold weather, trying to get over that lazy Christmas slump and getting back into the swing of work it is safe to say that we are welcoming February with arms wide open.

You have to admit that there is something just oh so satisfying about starting a new month, right? To make sure that lovely little satisfied feeling runs through the rest of February, we have come up with a list of education inspirational quotes that you can turn to if you feel those January blues start creeping in again. Here goes!



  1. “What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” – Joseph Addison
  2.  “Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” -  Abraham Lincoln
  3.  “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” - Margaret Mead
  4.  “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin
  5.  “Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams
  6.  ”Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression.” – Haim Ginott
  7. “Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
  8. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells
  9. “Teaching is a profession where you treat each child as you would treat your own – you teach them with their best interest in mind.” - Hyacinth Mottley
  10. “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” – Phil Collins
  11. “A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes, but more important, give those minds a compass so that knowledge doesn’t go to waste.” – Mr Holland’s Opus
  12. “Don’t feel overwhelmed by the pyramid of work that is in front of you. Just remember to take one step at a time.” – Heidi McDonald
  13.  “When one teaches, two learn.” – Robert Heinlein
  14.  “A child mis-educated is a child lost.” – John F. Kennedy
  15.  “Teaching is a strategic act of engagement.” – James Bellanca
  16.  “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” - John Cotton Dana
  17.  “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” - Dalai Lama XIV
  18. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius
  19. “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood
  20. A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” – John Henrik Clarke
  21. “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” – Natalie Portman
  22. “What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less.” – Marva Collins
  23. Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.” - Horace Mann
  24. “Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” – Colleen Wilcox
  25. “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” - Bob Talbert

We hope these education inspirational quotes have the power to pick you up if you feel like you find yourself falling back into that January blues mode. If you have any other quotes that you find particularly favorable then you can tweet us at @Staffroomed or drop a comment down below – we would love to hear them!

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