Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915) was an American educator, author, lecturer, and advisor to presidents. Born into slavery, he was freed at age nine. Young Booker understood the value of education; he worked his way through school, paying for his studies by working at various jobs. For a time, he was a coal miner.

At age 25, he became the leader of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, which is now Tuskegee University. No wonder Mr. Washington understood the value of education.

His advice? He said, “Secure an education at any cost.” It worked for him. And it will work for you, too.

Education: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.
Barbara Jordan

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Derek Bok

I am always sorry to hear that a person is going to school to be educated. This is a great mistake. If the person is to get the benefit of what we call education, he must educate himself, under the direction of the teacher.
Fanny Jackson Coppin

Not the school, nor the teachers, but the student is the preponderant factor in education.
James Weldon Johnson

Education: A debt due from present to future generations.
George Peabody

Education is hanging on until you’ve caught on.
Robert Frost

Education should be a lifelong process, the formal period serving as a foundation on which life’s structure may rest and rise.
Robert H. Jackson

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert Maynard Hutchins

Enter school to learn; depart to serve.
Mary McLeod Bethune

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.
Proverbs 1:5 NASB