Children Learning Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old children learning quotes, children learning sayings, and children learning proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It shouldn't matter how slowly a child learns as long as we are encouraging them not to stop. Robert John Meehan
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
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. Ernest Dimnet
A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher. James S. Coleman
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. Dr. Haim Ginott
A child looks up at the stars and wonders. Great fathers put a child on his shoulders and helps them to grab a star. Reed Markham
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. Bob Talber
Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way. George Evans
I think someone should explain to the child that it's OK to make mistakes. That's how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Never help a child with a task that they feel they can complete themselves. Maria Montessori
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. John Lubbock
Soon the child learns that there are strangers, and ceases to be a child. Max Muller
I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline. Fred Rogers
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A child, when it begins to speak, learns what it is that it knows. John Hall Wheelock
Teach your child to hold his tongue; he'll learn fast enough to speak. Benjamin Franklin
The child learns more of the virtues needed in modern life-of fairness, of justice, of comradeship, of collective interest and action-in a common school than can be taught in the most perfect family circle. Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go! Dr. Seuss
Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. Dr. Haim Ginott
Children need to be challenged and pushed, not to the point where they give up but to the point where they think: Wow, look at me go! Robert John Meehan
Do not train children to learn 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
Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing. Madeline Hunter
If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. Ignacio Estrada
It's not what is poured into a student, but what is planted. L. Conway
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. Elbert Hubbard
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any. Fred Astaire
What a child can do today with assistance, she will be able to do by herself tomorrow. Lev S. Vygotsky
A watched child never learns. Robert Brault
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. Rabindranath Tagore
Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding. Robert John Meehan
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. B. B. King
If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn. Ole Ivar Lovaas
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Carl Jung
If children are apparently unable to learn, we should assume that we have not as yet found the right way to teach them. Marie Clay
The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library. Maya Angelou
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren
Children who are respected learn respect. Children who are cared for learn to care for those weaker than themselves. Children who are loved for what they are cannot learn intolerance. In an environment such as this, they will develop their own ideals, which can be nothing other than humane, since they grew out of the experience of love. Alice Miller
If we taught babies to talk as most skills are taught in school, they would memorize lists of sounds in a predetermined order and practice them alone in a closet. Linda Darling-Hammond
Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted. Dr. Seuss
The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." Maria Montessori
Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. Henry L. Doherty
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Robert Frost
The soul is healed by being with children. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. Leo Buscaglia
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects. Robert M. Hutchins
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. George Santayana
Teach a child how to think, not what to think. Sidney Sugarman
I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. Agatha Christie
Learning is never done without errors and defeat. Vladimir Lenin
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. William Haley
The secret in education lies in respecting the student. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. And why old persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. Thomas Szasz
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. Alexandre Dumas
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. Mahatma Gandhi
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. W. E. B. Du Bois
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglass
Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they've learned. Dorothy Nolte
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world Dorothy Nolte
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Albert Einstein