Top 156 Educated Quotes

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“Democracy depends on well educated and engaged citizens.”

― Abby Huntsman

“Because of England’s lack of social mobility, unless they make truly heroic efforts, writers who are privately educated and then go on to Oxbridge or an institution like the BBC will generally embarrass themselves when they attempt to have a go at working- or lower middle-class characters.”

― Adrian McKinty

“I dropped out of school after my tenth standard. But both my elder brother and younger brother are highly educated.”

― Ajith Kumar

“Most redditors are at least college educated. A number of them have post- or, rather, graduate degrees. A number of them are in the IT tech world.”

― Alexis Ohanian

“The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.”

― Allan Bloom

“Hip-hop educated me about other forms of music, because it sampled from all different styles.”

― Aloe Blacc

“Most educated Indians are bilingual. Amongst the urban elite though, there is a disdain for regional languages. That’s unfortunate.”

― Amish Tripathi

“For years, Hizb-I-Islami fighters have had a reputation for being more educated and worldly than their Taliban counterparts, who are often illiterate farmers.”

― Anand Gopal

“Top European clubs are always progressing with what they can do off the field. Training is getting more scientific, and we are constantly getting more educated on nutrition.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“I don’t think I’d really talked about politics – governmental politics specifically – very often, and it was a bit of a stretch for me to do so for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that I’m not that well-versed or educated in politics.”

― Andrew W.K.

“I was raised in a small town in Indiana and educated at Ball State University.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“Over time, my students have gotten richer and more educated.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“To be famous these days with no grounding and no substance is not especially difficult. I urge you instead to seek to be relevant, to be agile and educated.”

― Anna Wintour

“I just want to be educated.”

― Annette Bening

“I’m not educated as a filmmaker, so it’s quite a jump for me.”

― Anton Corbijn

“I was educated by monks – I thank them dearly for the education they gave me, but I am no longer a Catholic.”

― Antony Gormley

“I was educated at King’s College, Taunton and went to the University of Cambridge in 1942.”

― Antony Hewish

“Everybody in my family is very well educated. I’m probably the only one who is not a double post graduate.”

― Arfi Lamba

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.”

― Aristotle

“Wit is educated insolence.”

― Aristotle

“I know that if I had got educated, I might have ended up as a call-center employee.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“The taboo regarding menstruation exists across the world, even among the educated.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“So one of the things that happened with integration in the South is they found that the black teachers were much more educated than the white teachers.”

― Bernice Johnson Reagon

“Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy.”

― Brad Henry

“I’m not that educated in filmmaking.”

― Brady Jandreau

“There is no better form of trade a developing nation can engage in than to sell services provided by an educated population.”

― Brian Behlendorf

“I grew up in the West, grew up on the land, was educated as a geologist.”

― Bruce Babbitt

“When I talk to CEOs, they’re not educated about social media.”

― Cameron Dallas

“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.”

― Carl Jung

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”

― Carl Rogers

“A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.”

― Chinua Achebe

“My father was educated in Cork, in the University of Cork, in the ’50s.”

― Chris Abani

“My whole life was geared toward being a highly educated person.”

― Damian Woetzel

“I write in English because I was raised in the States and educated in this language.”

― Daniel Alarcon

“Fortunately I didn’t get educated because if I’d got educated I’d be an educated fool now.”

― David Bailey

“There’s this incredibly young, dynamic, educated population in Iran that is essentially pretty pro-American.”

― David E. Sanger

“My main contribution has been that I have educated and entertained people at the same time.”

― David L. Wolper

“An educated patient is empowered; thus, more likely to become healthy.”

― Dean Ornish

“A good dancer is an educated one, so don’t abandon school.”

― Deborah Bull

“I love being educated by historical novels.”

― Debra Stephenson

“I couldn’t be more American if I tried. I was born in Ethiopia, but I was raised and educated as an American.”

― Dinaw Mengestu

“Journalism still, in a democracy, is the essential force to get the public educated and mobilized to take action on behalf of our ancient ideals.”

― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“To be able to be caught up into the world of thought – that is being educated.”

― Edith Hamilton

“I am convinced that no one is fully educated without a full grounding in the arts.”

― Edward Albee

“We don’t have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago, but today it is more educated.”

― Edward James Olmos

“Only the educated are free.”

― Epictetus

“Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.”

― Ernest Dimnet

“No man is truly educated unless he knows where he came from, why he is here, and where he can expect to go in the next life.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“If one wants to take a stand on something, one must be very educated about it.”

― Fawad Khan

“If I’m going to talk about something, I need to be educated about it, and I need to have seen all the perspectives.”

― Fawad Khan

“Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.”

― Fiona Shaw

“The uneducated person perceives only the individual phenomenon, the partly educated person the rule, and the educated person the exception.”

― Franz Grillparzer

“I’m an educated individual.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“An educated people can be easily governed.”

― Frederick the Great

“I study to learn, to be an educated person.”

― Gary Sinise

“My natural inclination to be improv rather than an educated character serves me well.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“Educated mothers are 50 percent more likely to immunize their children than mothers with no schooling.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.”

― George S. Patton

“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.”

― George Santayana

“Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Those diplomas on my wall would not be there without the GI Bill that educated my father, without the public library, without the RIPTA bus.”

― Gina Raimondo

“We must encourage people to get educated, to get tested, to get involved in the fight against AIDS.”

― Gwen Moore

“Since I come from an educated background, I love to study.”

― Hansika Motwani

“The London dialect as it is spoken in educated circles.”

― Henry Sweet

“A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect.”

― Horace Porter

“The more educated we are, the less we are prepared to tolerate views contrary to our own.”

― Howard Jacobson

“It’s kind of chased away a few demons for me and, um, it’s educated me a little bit more.”

― Hugo Weaving

“I’m not educated about cinema or genres.”

― Imtiaz Ali

“I invite you to leverage Serbia because we have talented young professionals who are multilingual, highly educated, and willing to work for competitive wages.”

― Ivica Dacic

“When you’re educated, it allows you to be more worldly. It’s more than just what happens in a classroom.”

― Jalen Rose

“The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.”

― James Baldwin

“They may then be willing to cast principled votes based on an educated understanding of the public interest in the face of polls suggesting that the public itself may have quite a different understanding of where its interest lies.”

― James L. Buckley

“I can fool people that I was educated.”

― Jane Lynch

“Even as a small child, I wondered why the Dominican nuns who educated me were subservient to the Jesuit priests who educated my brothers.”

― Janine di Giovanni

“There’s a direct link between percentage of young people that are educated and how we live our lives.”

― Jeb Bush

“There’s nothing better than an educated actor – not only educated in his craft but educated in the world.”

― Joe Morton

“Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.”

― John Dewey

“Prisons are fascinating places, especially when the inmates are educated white-collar types.”

― John Grisham

“Our children were mostly brought up and educated in the Churchill suburb east of Pittsburgh. Each summer, we took them back to England for an extended period.”

― John Pople

“People will pay more to be entertained than educated.”

― Johnny Carson

“I’m not that politically educated.”

― Johnny Flynn

“Well, I always wanted to be educated and be prepared.”

― Jon Secada

“Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“A classical work doesn’t ever have to be understood entirely. But those who are educated and who are still educating themselves must desire to learn more and more from it.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Most detective story readers are an educated audience and know there are only a certain number of plots. The interest lies in what the writer does with them.”

― Kerry Greenwood

“Our viewers are very educated, they can tell if I train or not.”

― Kiana Tom

“I had been a journalist in Europe and then went to divinity school in the early 1990s, and came out as somebody who had the perspective of a journalist and was now also theologically educated.”

― Krista Tippett

“You have to be educated to vote.”

― KRS-One

“Marylanders are among the nation’s hardest working and most educated people. We have universities and schools that are among the best in the nation.”

― Larry Hogan

“My children were educated in what were then Chinese schools, and they learned English as a subject. But they made up when they went to English-language universities. So they didn’t lose out. They had a basic set of traditional Confucian values. Not my grandchildren.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.”

― Leo Rosten

“We have an educated and cynical electorate.”

― Leo Varadkar

“As I got older and more educated about things like chemicals in food and how beef is processed, I simply stopped eating certain things because it felt like the right thing to do.”

― Lindsay Wagner

“I’m a better and more educated person because of basketball.”

― Lisa Leslie

“My mother was a very literate person who had educated herself. She had an exceptional vocabulary.”

― Lynn Johnston

“The fingers must be educated, the thumb is born knowing.”

― Marc Chagall

“In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated.”

― Margaret Halsey

“Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.”

― Margaret Mead

“Everything has its limit – iron ore cannot be educated into gold.”

― Mark Twain

“The educated Southerner has no use for an ‘r’, except at the beginning of a word.”

― Mark Twain

“Move beyond the educated elite, and the great majority in most countries outside Europe don’t speak English.”

― Martin Jacques

“Maryland is home to one of the world’s most highly skilled, highly educated workforces.”

― Martin O’Malley

“I was educated at Bradfield College and Oxford, where I graduated in 1939.”

― Martin Ryle

“The educated do not share a common body of information, but a common state of mind.”

― Mason Cooley

“Jeffrey Zeldman had an astonishing ability to craft a seductive coolness using educated references, dry humor, and retro/organic imagery.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“I hate to be general, but I rely on Andrew Keenan-Bolger for all things music. Every season, he releases a mixtape on his blog of the most incredible and current music. I download it instantly, and it gets me through the season and keeps me educated musically.”

― Max von Essen

“I’m not dumb, I just wasn’t educated.”

― Michael Oher

“I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“Let’s be clear about one thing. Non-college educated doesn’t mean stupid. It means you wisely chose not to pay $40,000 a year to be lectured on microaggressions.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“If we’re not creating an educated and skilled workforce, there is just no conceivable way that were going to be economically competitive.”

― Mitch Kapor

“If you are African, the more educated you are, the less chances you have of getting a job.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“If you are moneyed or educated, you will get a different sentence than someone who is not.”

― Nancy Grace

“No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.”

― Nelson Mandela

“Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.”

― Norman Cousins

“So long as classical education and classical prejudices prevailed, educated Englishmen inevitably saw ancient Britain as an alien land.”

― Norman Davies

“I need all my kids to be educated and wealthy.”

― Offset

“My parents were very well read. They were both New Englanders, not highly educated, but they had a sophisticated… they were both very humanistic, and they were sophisticated readers.”

― Patti Smith

“The world, in terms of choices available to educated, ambitious workers and entrepreneurs, is way bigger than just the United States, Japan and Europe.”

― Paul Singer

“I am brave, but I take a view. It is an educated view. I am careful. I am not reckless.”

― Philip Green

“Without an educated populace, democracy cannot sustain itself.”

― Phylicia Rashad

“Young singers are much better educated musically, much better informed, through discs and videos, than I was.”

― Placido Domingo

“To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.”

― Plato

“When girls are educated, you get effects that cascade throughout society.”

― Queen Rania of Jordan

“There is a difference between being educated and academics.”

― R. Madhavan

“Is it possible that Jesus, unlike 98 percent of his fellow Jews, was literate and educated? Yes, it’s possible.”

― Reza Aslan

“You need to be aware, educated, and willing to do whatever it takes to remain healthy and keep the body healthy.”

― Rich Piana

“There are many very educated people who are religious, but they’re not creationists.”

― Richard Dawkins

“Even on the stage, I’ve played a bit of a persona, and the persona I played was a much brasher, more arrogant, less aware, less educated version of me.”

― Ricky Gervais

“I’m not educated. I left school when I was 16, with no qualifications.”

― Robbie Williams

“My idea of an educated person is one who can converse on one subject for more than two minutes.”

― Robert Andrews Millikan

“I love a smart, educated woman.”

― Romeo Miller

“We have a large pool of talented and educated women, and yet workplaces haven’t necessarily changed to accommodate the reality of their lives.”

― Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“There are so many immigrant-led success stories in the United States, and the fact that it’s gotten so much harder for educated folks to stay here is really unfortunate.”

― Safra A. Catz

“I was a big music fan, but I never bought a bunch of records or was very educated, I guess, on who was who or what was what.”

― Sam Hunt

“The terror of the ordinary is what keeps many affluent, educated parents and their kids out of the merely ‘decent’ schools, the ones that are simply ‘fine.’”

― Sandra Tsing Loh

“I have noticed that most of the successful businessmen are not that educated. But they are the ones who hire highly educated employees to work for them.”

― Sangram Singh

“My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population.”

― Satyajit Ray

“We were, as Arabs in Israel, educated not to leave our villages, in order to protect our identity.”

― Sayed Kashua

“I’m very educated and can give you somewhat of a vocabulary, but I don’t get to the philosophical side.”

― Shaquille O’Neal

“I’m not a liberal elite who was educated in the northeast, for example, I’m just a kid from Mississippi.”

― Shepard Smith

“You get educated by traveling.”

― Solange Knowles

“You know French means like sophisticated, well educated, so far.”

― Sophie Marceau

“Norwegian kids, they grow up well educated in film. So they have a lot of good directors there.”

― Stellan Skarsgard

“My parents were marvelously educated people.”

― Stephen Fry

“Within three hours of a disaster event there should be a recon damage assessment of the infrastructure and an educated guess as to the casualties and degree of imminent human peril. Then make the airdrops of supplies and personnel. Simultaneously, Seabees would be dropped in, with lights and generators, to begin rescue efforts.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“Sometimes the ignorant are among the most educated.”

― Suzanne Fields

“As educated girls become women, they can transform local communities and act as role models for younger girls.”

― Tae Yoo

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“We want the police to be young, educated, and have a completely different outlook.”

― Vitali Klitschko

“She is still less civilized than man, largely because she has not been educated.”

― W. L. George

“We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders.”

― Walter Cronkite

“We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves, whatever the cost. We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to educate ourselves as we need to be educated.”

― Walter Lippmann

“Reality shows aren’t for overly educated people.”

― Wendy Williams

“Bumble really sets the stage for an empowered and modern way to connect, which educated and forward-thinking groups of people have really gravitated to.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“Because we’re brought into the world or educated in a certain way, we’re trained to accept the world in a certain way.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“Ang Lee was educated in the West and his English is good.”

― Zhang Yimou
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