10 quotes on education by great Greek Philosophers and teachers

We gathered the following exemplary short education quotes for students and teachers by philosophers of education (among others) which show in a concentrated way the insights that emerged from Greek philosophy about teaching and education.

10 ancient Greek quotes on education:

    1. Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel (Socrates)

Socrates on education quote, education is the kindling of a flame
bust of Socrates pop art

    2. I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think (Socrates)

Socrates on education, I can not teach anybody anything

    3. Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men (Pythagoras)

Pythagoras on education, educate the children not to punish the man

    4. Only the educated are free (Epictetus)

Epictetus on education, the educated are free

     5. The happy man is the one with a healthy body, a wealthy soul and a well-educated nature (Thales)

Thales on education, the educated is happy

   6. Root of honesty and virtue lies in good education (Plutarch)

Plutarch on education, root of honesty and virtue

    7. There is nothing more divine than education. It is only through education that one truly becomes man (Plato)

Plato on education, education is devine

    8. The root of education is bitter, the fruit is sweet (Isocrates)

Isocrates on education - The fruit of education is sweet


    9. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit (Aristotle)

Aristotle on education, excellence is a habit
Bust of Artistotle - black statue of Greek philosopher

    10.  Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all (Aristotle)

Aristotle on education, educate the mind and the heart

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