Self Education Quotes: Quotes On Self Study

Self-education is must if you want to excel in life. Any new assignment requires new skills due to continuous advancements happening around us. You can’t always have a teacher to spoon feed therefore; you need to understand the importance of self-education. These self education quotes will guide you towards wisdom of knowledge.

  1. “My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but it prevented from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  2. “School days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unimaginable tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, brutal violations of common sense and common decency.  It doesn’t take a reasonably bright boy long to discover that most of what is rammed into him is nonsense, and that no one really cares very much whether he learns it or not.” – H.L. Mencken
  3. “I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like to be taught.” –  Winston Churchill
  4. “I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” – Eartha Kitt
  5. “You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond, importance of self education quotes
  6. “All men who have turned out worth anything has had the chief hand in their own education.” – Sir Walter Scott
  7.  “Schooling, instead of encouraging the asking of questions, too often discourages it.” – Madeleine L’Engle
  8.  “If you meet at dinner a man who has spent his life in educating himself – a rare type in our time … you rise from table richer, and conscious that a high ideal has for a moment touched and sanctified your days. But Oh! my dear Ernest, to sit next to a man who has spent his life in trying to educate others! What a dreadful experience that is!”- Oscar Wilde
  9.  “None of the world’s problems will have a solution until the world’s individuals become thoroughly self-educated.” – Buckminster Fuller
  10. “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”- Leonardo da Vinci
  11. “Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.” – Eugene S. Wilson
  12. “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky
  13. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
  14. “It is sometimes said that when the student is ready the teacher appears.  It seems more likely that we are always in the presence of teachers, and at different stages in our development we become open to their teachings.” – Robert Kull, Solitude, self education quotes for students
  15. “The Taliban could take our pens and books, but they couldn’t stop our minds from thinking.” – Malala Yousafzai
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  17. “Through the power of self-education you can be anything you want to be or do anything you want to do. Self-education power does not require money, fixed time or fixed life style. Options are extremely flexible. Rewards are unlimited. You can control your destiny.” – Bob Webb, self education quotes
  18. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain
  19. “It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson.” – Frank Herbert
  20. “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” – Chinese Proverb
  21. “You learn at your best when you have something you care about and can get pleasure in being engaged in.”- Howard Gardner
  22. “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett
  23. “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” – Socrates
  24. “I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for one’s self.” – George Washington Carver
  25. “Where my reason, imagination, or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn.” – Winston Churchill
  26. “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Cicero
  27. “Education is not a product: mark, diploma, job, money–in that order; it is a process, a never-ending one.”- Bel Kaufman
  28. “We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson,  self education quotes about modern education
  29. “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein
  30. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” -Carl Rogers
  31. “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov
  32. “Just as eating against one’s will is injurious to health, so studying without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in.”- Leonardo Da Vinci
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  34. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
  35.  “Anything, everything, can be learned if you can just get yourself in a little patch of real ground, real nature, real wood, real anything … and just sit still and watch.” – Lauren Hutton
  36. “Do not train children in learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”- Plato
  37. “To develop a complete mind: study the science of art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  38. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
  39. “Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” – Ernest Dimnet
  40. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” – Albert Einstein
  41. “Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” – Oscar Wilde
  42. “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  43. “Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” – E.M. Forster
  44. “The newer and broader picture suggests that the child emerges into literacy by actively speaking, reading, and writing in the context of real life, not through filling out phonics worksheets or memorizing words.” -Thomas Armstrong
  45. “I learned most, not from those who taught me but from those who talked with me.” – St. Augustine
  46. “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”- Tom Bodett
  47. “My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school.” – Margaret Mead,  self education quotes about our failing education system
  48. “As far as I have seen, at school…they aimed at blotting out one’s individuality.”- Franz Kafka
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  50. “What is essential is to realize that children learn independently, not in bunches; that they learn out of interest and curiosity, not to please or appease the adults in power; and that they ought to be in control of their own learning, deciding for themselves what they want to learn and how they want to learn it.” – John Holt
  51. “Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” – Maria Montessori
  52. “Children are born passionately eager to make as much sense as they can of things around them. If we attempt to control, manipulate, or divert this process, the independent scientist in the child disappears.”  – John Holt

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  53. “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.” – Aristotle
  54.  “Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.” – Sarah Caldwell
  55. “Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.” – W. Edwards Deming
  56. “All men who have turned out worth anything have had a chief hand in their own education.” – Sir Walter Scott
  57. “All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” – Martin H. Fischer,  famous self education quotes
  58. “The true order of learning should be: first, what is necessary; second, what is useful; and third, what is ornamental. To reverse this arrangement is like beginning to build at the top of the edifice.” – Lydia H. Sigourney
  59. “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” – Clay P. Bedford
  60. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha
  61. “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
  62. “Love the little trade which thou hast learned, and be content therewith.” – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  63. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.” – Morris Adler
  64. “Unless you’re continually improving your skills, you’re quickly becoming irrelevant.” – Stephen M. R. Covey
  65. “Formal education will earn you a living, self-education will earn you a fortune.” – John Patterson,  benefits of self education quotes
  66. “We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.” – Malcolm Gladwell
  67. “What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.” – Martina Horner, President of Radcliffe College
  68.  “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler

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9 thoughts on “Self Education Quotes: Quotes On Self Study

  • June 11, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Nice collection of quotes you have shared here in your post so inspiring and wonderful thanks for sharing.


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