Quiz: Who Said What about Education?

Barry Lenson

Quiz: Who Said What about Education?

Who Said What about Education?  Brilliant people have always had a lot to say about education. But who said what? Here’s a fun quiz that lets you test your intuition and knowledge.

Under each quote are the names of four people who might have said it. Your job is to pick the one who really did. (Answers are given after the quiz.) Here goes . . .

1) “Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”

  • Mark Twain
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Simon Cowell
  • Dolly Parton

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

  • Ryan Seacrest
  • George W. Bush
  • Snooki
  • Aristotle

3) “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”

  • Katy Perry
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • Diane Sawyer

4) “In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.”

  • Albert Einstein
  • Pythagoras
  • Fran Lebowitz
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.

5) “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”

  • Paula Abdul
  • Victor Hugo
  • Evil Knievel
  • Ice T

6) “When you know better you do better.”

  • Donald Trump
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Al Capone
  • Maya Angelou

7) “Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”

  • G.K. Chesterton
  • Rod Stewart
  • Ron Paul
  • Benito Mussolini

8) “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

  • Alex Rodriguez
  • George Burns
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Henry Ford

9) “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
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Paula Price Waterhouse
  • Glen Beck

10) “Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system.”

  • Mitt Romney
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Frank Zappa
  • Mahatma Gandhi


1) Mark Twain; 2) Aristotle; 3) Walter Cronkite; 4) Fran Lebowitz; 5) Victor Hugo; 6) Maya Angelou; 7) G.K. Chesterton; 8) Henry Ford; 9) Ralph Waldo Emerson; 10) Frank Zappa

Source: Today’s quotes come from the goodreads.com page of educational quotes. If you visit, you will find even more.

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