Read this collection of inspirational homeschool quotes. When you’re having doubts and need a confidence boost, or if you’re just considering embarking on a home education lifestyle, these quotes may help.

Inspirational Homeschool Quotes; A-M

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. The only function of a school is to make self-education easier; failing that, it does nothing.” – Isaac Asimov

“Homeschooling works because schooling is not the same thing as education. School is not the only place to learn, to grow up.” – Patrick Farenga

Inspirational homeschool quotes - featuring Patrick Farenga.

“When the atmosphere encourages learning, the learning is inevitable.” – Elizabeth Foss

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“Children learn from anything and everything they see. They learn wherever they are, not just in special learning places.” – John Holt

“You will not reap the fruit of individuality in your children if you clone their education.” – Marilyn Howshall

“Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.” – John F Kennedy

Inspirational Homeschool Quotes; N-Z

“Don’t tell us that the only way to teach a child is to spend too much of a year preparing him to fill out a few bubbles on a standardized test; we know that’s not true.” – Barack Obama

“Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind.” – Plato

Inspirational homeschool quotes - featuring BF Skinner.


“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

“Formal education teaches how to stand, but to see the rainbow you must come out and walk many steps on your own.”

– Amit Ray

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – BF Skinner

“We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.” – BF Skinner

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K Trenfor

Do you have a favourite education quote? If it’s not on this list, please add it in the comments section!

Need more inspiration? Try reading A Home Education Notebook* by Ross Mountney: “This book is to remind you that you’ve chosen this path because you thought that was best for your child – and you do know your child best. It’s also to remind you that home education works. You chose this route because you thought it would be better – and in many circumstances it is.”