The 150 Best Homeschooling Quotes and Learning 2021

Best Homeschooling Quotes

Outside getting homeschooling accessories like laminator, laptop, headphone, tablet e.t.c. You need relevant best homeschooling quotes to live through the tricky and isolating homeschooling activities, either as a teacher or homeschooler.

So we have collared different words of encouragement to keep your soul together. Other than keeping you motivated and inspired, this list of best homeschooling quotes will:

  • Energize and prompt you to take action.
  • Create hope and optimism.
  • Give wisdom and insight.
  • Teach you some things you need to know about homeschooling.
  • Other than getting homeschooling gifts, quotes are mood changers.

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The 150 Best Homeschooling Quotes and Learning In 2021

Reading quotes on homeschooling does not require effort and they are actually fun. Below are homeschool quotes to encourage you through different moments. However, the quotes that will be in this list will be for different purposes in no particular order.

  • Homeschooling quotes and sayings.
  • Homeschooling funny quotes.
  • Encouraging quotes about homeschool.
  • Inspiring homeschooling quotes.

List Of Best Homeschool Quotes And Sayings In 2021

1. Anything, everything, can be learned if you can just get yourself in a little patch of real ground, real nature, real wood, real anything … and just sit still and watch. ~ Lauren Hutton

2. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela

3. I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path, and I’ve learned the voice of fear is not to always be trusted. ~ Steve Goodier

4. Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life. ~ W. E. B. Du Bois

5. Our entire school system is based on the notion of passive students that must be “taught” if they are to learn… Our country spends tens of billions of dollars each year not just giving students a second-rate education, but at the same time actively preventing them from getting an education on their own. And I’m angry at how school produces submissive students with battered egos. Most students have no idea of the true joys of learning, and of how much they can actually achieve on their own. ~ Adam Robinson

6. I think this was wise; the greatest service we can do to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life.” ~ C.S Lewis 

7. 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


8. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ~ Jim Rohn

9. Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. ~ Leo Burnett

10. When we are connected, when we feel heard, when we feel like we aren’t being force-fed an education… that’s when real, passionate, fiery learning takes place. Jessica Pilton

11. With thirty-two kids in a room, it is impossible to cater education for each child. Children do have to wait because there are a lot of children to wait for. ~ Nikki Schaefer

12. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~ Sydney J. Harris

13. Children spell love… T-I-M-E. ~ Dr A. Witham

14. There’s nothing that stamps out the true love of learning more quickly than standardised testing and benchmarking. ~ Grace Koelma

15. When the atmosphere encourages learning, learning is inevitable. ~ Elizabeth Foss

16. Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~ John Dewey

17. Change is the end result of all true learning. ~ Leo Buscaglia

18. It is important to start school at an early hour with a full seven-hour day in order to fulfil state requirements.For some kids ‘school’ [might be] the best place. But for our family, it is not.” ~ Nikki Schaefer

19. I homeschool my children not to prepare them for exams, but to prepare them for life. ~ Tamara L Chilver

20. There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to its story. ~ Linda Hogan

21. The same ones who brought the children physically into the world have the natural obligation binding in the natural law to provide for the mental, moral and social upbringing of their offspring. ~ Fr. John Hardon

22. Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~ Robert Fulghum

23. Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. ~ Edward Everett

24. Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them. ~ The Audubon Nature Preschool

25. The best education I have ever received was through travel. ~ Lisa Ling

26. To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

27. Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child’s natural bent. ~ Plato

28. Go forth and help him fly a kite or build a snow castle. Those shoulders are too little to carry a burden, that brow is too young to be wrinkled, those feet are too lively to be stilled to a funeral’s pace. ~ Charles Doyle

29. Children may be more capable of competent self-directed learning than we give them credit for… ~ John Holt

30. If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. ~ Haim Ginott

31. Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature. ~ Charlotte Mason

32. When children are surrounded by curious and creative adults, they have their own inner genius sparked into action ~ Thomas Armstrong

33. And all the time we have books, books teeming with ideas fresh from the minds of thinkers upon every subject to which we can wish to introduce children. ~ Charlotte Mason

34. My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching but prevented me from being educated to an extent that infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself. ~ George Bernard Shaw

35. The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson ~ Prabeena Kalyan

36. People always understood, sensibly enough, that before you could teach something you had to know it yourself. But only very recently did human beings get the extraordinary notion that in order to be able to teach what you knew you had to spend years being taught how to teach…
~ John Holt

37. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however, measured or far away. ~ Thoreau

38. We destroy the love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards, gold stars, or papers marked 100 and tacked to the wall, or A’s on report cards, or honour rolls, or dean’s lists, or Phi Beta Kappa keys, in short, for the ignoble satisfaction of feeling that they are better than someone else. ~ John Holt

39. A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. ~ Rachel Carson

40. We ask children to do for most of a day what few adults are able to do for even an hour. How many of us, attending, say, a lecture that doesn’t interest us, can keep our minds from wandering? Hardly any. ~ John Holt


List Of Best Homeschooling Funny Quotes 2021

Other than getting inspired, reading quotes words that make one giggle occasionally is not a bad thing.

41. Homeschooled children benefit the community because they are not shaped by peers but by parents. – Mary Kay Clark

42. What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all. – John Holt

43. Thank goodness I was never sent to school: it would have rubbed off some of the originality. – Beatrix Potter

44. It’s not my credentials that qualify me to teach my child. It’s my God who made me qualified when he made me a Mom! Tamara L. Chilver.

45. A teaching degree is to homeschooling as a culinary degree is to grandma’s cooking…it just can’t touch the love, care and personal standard that only she can stir in. Dawn Shelton.

46. I homeschool because I have seen the village and I don’t want it raising my kids. – Unknown author

47. The first real lesson I learned as a homeschool teacher is that … it’s the students that lead the way. – Patti Armstrong

48. [H]ome-schooled students are able to successfully adapt emotionally, interpersonally, and academically to their first, and most challenging, a semester in college.  That is probably because, having had the consistent teaching and support of a family and a community, they have developed strengths and convictions that provide a bridge over the troubled waters of a multitude of challenges and temptations. – Dr Laura Schlessinger


List Of Best Homeschool Graduation Quote

49. [H]ome-schooled students are able to successfully adapt emotionally, interpersonally, and academically to their first, and most challenging, a semester in college.  That is probably because, having had the consistent teaching and support of a family and a community, they have developed strengths and convictions that provide a bridge over the troubled waters of a multitude of challenges and temptations. – Dr Laura Schlessinger

List Of Quotes about Homeschool and Public School

50. Homeschooling isn’t about isolating children, though it is about sheltering to a degree. Those of us who homeschool are fighting baptism by fire – we’re seeking incremental growth for our children at the right developmental speed. We pull them out of school because the institution doesn’t do that, no matter how talented or hard-working the educational team. Children face an immediate push toward sameness and conformity. – Ginny Kochis

51. When my kids were at home they were content in each other’s company. But, as soon as they went back to school they wanted to socialize with kids their own age and lost their skills at getting along with others of all ages. – Fiona, Homeschool Mom quoted in Why on Earth Homeschool.

52. Homeschooling is important when we want to move beyond damage control of bullying and sexual harassment to developing sound moral principles and talents in our children. – Rebbecca Devitt, Why on Earth Homeschool.

53. As school progressed, I noticed my oldest child began to harden more. He wasn’t listening to me anywhere near as much as he used to and I was having less influence. We guessed peers were the ones replacing our influence. It was definitely not the teachers’ influence – because the kids were coming home with things the teachers wouldn’t do, such as being naughty. And that’s why we homeschooled. – Bill Hesford quoted in Why on Earth Homeschool.

54. There can be no doubt school hours has little to do with academic results. This is certainly true when looking at homeschoolers. Many homeschooling families spend only a few short hours in formal academic study. Yet, homeschoolers from all over the world, consistently outperform their school peers. Rebbecca Devitt, Why on Earth Homeschool.

List Of Best Education Starts at Home Quote

55. Education begins at home. You can’t blame the school for not putting into your child what you don’t put into him. – Geoffrey Holder

56. Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they – not someone else – must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated. – Earnest Istook

57. What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all.” – John Holt.

58. If you put fleas in a shallow container they jump out. But if you put a lid on the container for just a short time, they hit the lid trying to escape and learn quickly not to jump so high. They give up their quest for freedom. After the lid is removed, the fleas remain imprisoned by their own self policing. So it is with life. Most of us let our own fears or the impositions of others imprison us in a world of low expectations. – John Taylor Gatto

59. All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. – Walter Scott.


Other Quotes about Homeschool

60. Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives. ~ Thomas Berry

61. It is far more valuable to nurture a love of learning than a love of getting the correct answer ~ Grace Koelma

62. I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. ~ Albert Einstein

63. I think it’s necessary to let kids get bored once in a while—that’s how they learn to be creative. ~ Kim Raver

64. Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way ~ George Evans

65. People always understood, sensibly enough, that before you could teach something you had to know it yourself. But only very recently did human beings get the extraordinary notion that in order to be able to teach what you knew you had to spend years being taught how to teach…
~ John Holt

66. The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say the children are now working as if they did not exist. ~ Maria Montessori

67. Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

68. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however, measured or far away. ~ Thoreau

69. Children are born with all the curiosity they will ever need. it will last a lifetime if they are fed upon a daily diet of ideas. ~ Charlotte Mason

70. Let children have tales of the imagination, scenes laid in other lands and other times; heroic adventures, hairbreadth escapes, delicious fairy tales, even where it is all impossible, and they know it, and yet they believe. ~ Charlotte Mason

71. A child only educated at school is an uneducated child ~ George Santayana

72. We destroy the love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards, gold stars, or papers marked 100 and tacked to the wall, or A’s on report cards, or honour rolls, or dean’s lists, or Phi Beta Kappa keys, in short, for the ignoble satisfaction of feeling that they are better than someone else. ~ John Holt

73. Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavour always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence. ~ Maria Montessori

74. A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. ~ Rachel Carson

75. The best teachers are those who tell you where to look but don’t tell you what to see ~ Alexandra K Trenfor

76. Do not let the endless succession of small things crowd great ideals out of sight and out of mind. ~ Charlotte Mason

77. Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. ~ George Washington Carver

78. It is the duty of a citizen in a free country not to fit into society, but to make society. ~ John Holt

79. We ask children to do for most of a day what few adults are able to do for even an hour. How many of us, attending, say, a lecture that doesn’t interest us, can keep our minds from wandering? Hardly any. ~ John Holt

80. Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future. ~ Maria Montessori

81. Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled. They were not sent away from home each day to a place just for children but lived, learned, worked, and played in the real world, alongside adults and other children of all ages. ~ Rachel Gathercole

82. Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find? ~ Samuel Johnson

83. What matters is not what we teach; it’s what they learn, and the probability of real learning is far higher when the students have a lot to say about both content and the process. ~ Alfie Kohn

84. He requires much knowledge, for the mind needs sufficient food as much as does the body. ~ Charlotte Mason

85. All the world is my school ~ George Whitman

86. It’s not that I feel that school is a good idea gone wrong, but a wrong idea from the word go. It’s a nutty notion that we can have a place where nothing but learning happens, cut off from the rest of life. ~ John Holt

87. If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. ~ Maria Montessori

88. One of the most damaging mindsets that children (and adults) develop around math is a false notion that they are “not math people ~ Rachel Kovac

89. School Uniform = School. Uniform. ~ Eric Koelma

90. Education is the movement from darkness to light. ~ Allan Bloom

91. Let children alone… the education of habit is successful in so far as it enables the mother to let her children alone, not teasing them with perpetual commands and directions – a running fire of Do and Don’t ; but letting them go their own way and grow, having first secured that they will go the right way and grow to fruitful purpose. ~ Charlotte Mason

92. School (the institution) loves to make itself the monopoly on education, and it’s astonishing how many people still believe that learning can only happen inside the school gates, between the hours of 9 and 3. But it’s simply not true. Grace Koelma

93. There seems to be an unspoken idea, in the instruction of the young, that the people who start the fastest will go the farthest. But that’s not only an unproven theory; it’s not even a tested theory. The assumption that the steeper the learning curve, the higher it will go, is also unfounded. If we did things a little differently, we might find out that people whose learning curves were much slower might later on go up just as high or higher ~ John Holt

94. To care for, and keep awake the guide within every child is, therefore, a matter of first importance ~ Maria Montessori

95. The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained and he only holds the key to his own secret. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

96. I love the morning school rush. Watching people get stressed out, flustered and sit in peak hour traffic is great for my mindfulness. ~ Eric Koelma

97. From the day you became a parent, you also became a teacher, and you are equipped to be a teacher. ~ Anne Campbell

98. We begin the definite ‘school’ education of children when they are six; they are no doubt capable of beginning a year or two earlier but the fact is that nature and circumstances have provided such a wide field of education for young children that it seems better to abstain from requiring direct intellectual efforts until they have arrived at that age ~ Charlotte Mason

99. I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and only reading it once. ~ C.S Lewis

100. Living is learning and when kids are learning fully and energetically and happily they are learning a lot, even if we don’t always know what it is. ~ John Holt

101. The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life. ~ Maria Montessori

102. I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

103. Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~ Charles R. Swindoll

104. H.O.M.E.W.O.R.K = Half of My Education Wasted on Random Knowledge ~ Anon

105. We cannot measure the influence that one or another artist has upon the child’s sense of beauty, upon his power of seeing, as in a picture, the common sights of life; he is enriched more than we know in having really looked at even a single picture. ~ Charlotte Mason

106. I don’t think it’s possible to be ‘bad at learning’, but it is possible to believe that lie. ~ Grace Koelma

107. If you put fleas in a shallow container they jump out. But if you put a lid on the container for just a short time, they hit the lid trying to escape and learn quickly not to jump so high. They give up their quest for freedom. After the lid is removed, the fleas remain imprisond by their own self policing. So it is with life. Most of us let our own fears or the impositions of others imprison us in a world of low expectations. ~ John Taylor Gatto

108. A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature. ~ Maria Montessori

109. The first education should be the harmonious development of the child’s physical, mental and spiritual powers. Providing warm and understanding responses to your children’s ‘hearts’ accomplishes far more than pressuring book knowledge into their minds. ~ Raymond and Dorothy Moore

110. Strive for progress, not perfection ~ Unknown

111. Don’t question your ability to teach your child. Question putting your child into the same system that left you feeling incapable of teaching your child. ~ Anon

112. Let children have tales of the imagination, scenes laid in other lands and other times; heroic adventures, hairbreadth escapes, delicious fairy tales, even where it is all impossible, and they know it, and yet they believe ~ Charlotte Mason

113. And all the time we have books, books teeming with ideas fresh from the minds of thinkers upon every subject to which we can wish to introduce children. ~ Charlotte Mason

114. We begin the definite ‘school’ education of children when they are six; they are no doubt capable of beginning a year or two earlier but the fact is that nature and circumstances have provided such a wide field of education for young children that it seems better to abstain from requiring direct intellectual efforts until they have arrived at that age ~ Charlotte Mason

115. 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

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