Education is the key for women to achieve economic independence. Although women in the majority of countries have the right to an education, equal access to education for women remains a problem.
In developing and developed countries alike, millions women do not finish school because they are forced (by their society, by their circumstances or by the threat of violence) to focus on household, caregiving and child-rearing responsibilities.
For the women who are struggling to access education, and for those who want to end educational inequality, I hope that these education quotes inspire you to make a change!
25 Education Quotes to Inspire You
The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.
– Malala Yousafzai
We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.
– Drew Fuast
Education is everything- education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do.
Education is one thing no one can take away from you.
– Elin Nordegren
If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.
– African Proverb
When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.
– Michelle Obama
The highest result of education is tolerance.
– Helen Keller
One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.
– Malala Yousafzai
We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.
– Swami Vivekananda
The education of women is the best way to save the environment.
– E.O. Wilson
Women, like men, must be educated with a view to action, or their studies cannot be called education.
– Harriet Martineau
Young women who want an education will not be stopped.
– Freida Pinto
I don’t know why people have divided the whole world into two groups. West and East. Education is neither eastern nor western. Education is education and it’s the right of every human being.
– Malala Yousafzai
By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Women share this planet 50/50 and they are underrepresented—their potential astonishingly untapped.
– Emma Watson
Going to school — picking an apple. Getting an education — eating it.
– E. L. Konigsburg
No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.
– Michelle Obama
To educate girls is to reduce poverty.
– Kofi Annan
The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
Arveen is a young blogger from London who enjoys writing poetry, playing violin, and motivating others to overcome life challenges. She lives by the mantra: Once in a while, blow your own damn mind. Define success on your own merit, achieve it on your own rules and build a life you are proud of and empowered by.
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If you had to explain America’s economic success with one word, that word would be “education".... Until now, the results of educational neglect have been gradual a slow-motion erosion of America’s relative position. But things are about to get much worse, as the economic crisis ... deals a severe blow to education across the board.... We need to wake up and realize that one of the keys to our nation’s historic success is now a wasting asset. Education made America great; neglect of education can reverse the process.
College mostly makes people like bladders--just good for nothing but t'hold the stuff as is poured into 'em.
We are heirs of the ages because throughout the ages mankind has devised and fashioned new things, and step by step added new conquests to our domain in that incessant contest with nature which means life. But we are decadent heirs if we cannot use the instruments that the ages have put into our hands. The acquisition of these, in the largest scope, is education.
ARTHUR LYNCH, Moods of Life
That's what education should be ... the art of orientation. Educators should devise the simplest and most effective methods of turning minds around. It shouldn't be the art of implanting sight in the organ, but should proceed on the understanding that the organ already has the capacity, but is improperly aligned and isn't facing the right way.
Every city should make the common school so rich, so large, so ample, so beautiful in its endowments, and so fruitful in its results, that a private school will not be able to live under the drip of it.
HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit
Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it, and by the same token save it from that ruin which except for renewal, except for the coming of the new and the young, would be inevitable. And education, too, is where we decide whether we love our children enough not to expel them from our world and leave them to their own devices, nor to strike from their hands their chance of undertaking something new, something unforeseen by us, but to prepare them in advance for the task of renewing a common world.
Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: "You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society."
DORIS LESSING, introduction, The Golden Notebook
The education already given to the people creates the necessity of giving them more.
HANNAH ARENDT, "The Crisis in Education"
The enthusiastic advocate of what is new in educational ideas--as to subjects, methods, curricula, organization, etc.--regards it as highly unfortunate that institutions are not so plastic, so easy to change, as are ideas. The man who is wise in practical affairs, and profound in his reflections upon the truths of history, knows that, on the contrary, this abiding and relatively stable character of the institutional expression of ideas is the fortunate thing about educational, as about other forms of progress. Most fortunate of all are those institutions which change just fast and far enough to conserve the priceless lessons of the past, while unfolding constantly to receive the suggestions of the better time coming.
GEORGE TRUMBULL LADD, preface, Essays on the Higher Education
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
JOSEPH ADDISON, The Spectator, Nov. 6, 1711