Student Sayings and Quotes

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

That college is seen as a training ground for a job is perceived by professors as anathema to their mission of broadly educating students. Why are so many students failing to find good jobs after college? Jeffrey J. Salingo
As educators, we share one common goal— to see the growth and progress of our students. But one thing is for sure— there is no greater feeling than to see a student 'get it.' Erin Gruwell
Not all students pick up the same lessons at the same speed, learn through the same modalities, or grasp ideas by the same means and methods. Erin Gruwell
Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way. George Evans
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
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. Eartha Kitt
I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. Dudley Field Malone
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford
Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed. Marva Collins
If the teacher is not respected and the student not cared for, confusion will arise, however clever one is. Lao Tzu
It's not hard to learn more. What's hard is to unlearn when you discover yourself wrong. Martin H. Fischer
What students actually do is what matters, not what the teachers present...Students are not blank slates. Edward Redish
If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I already know it, what does the formula teach me? St. Augustine
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it for himself. Galileo Galilei
We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others. Blaise Pascal
Students have as much responsibility as the educators in their schools. Lee J. James
I was always prepared for success but that means that I have to be prepared for failure, too'. Shel Silverstein
Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier. Charles F. Kettering
He then learns that in going down into the secrets of his own mind he has descended into the secrets of all minds. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. Carl Rogers
I am still a learner, not a teacher, feeding somewhat omnivorously, browsing both stalk and leaves. Henry David Thoreau
Students need to know why they are learning what they are learning. Dale Lumpa
Students are seldom late for classes when they feel they might miss something of value. Todd Whitaker
For many students, their teachers may be the only adult with whom they have a meaningful conversation all day. Vicky Gill
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Gandhi
You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. Conrad Hall
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin
A student must be humbled to trained by teacher. Lailah Gifty Akita
Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Al D'Amato
I just consider myself a student, trying to learn more about it. Roscoe Mitchel