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67+ Homeschooling Quotes For Inspiration in 2021

Are you looking for homeschooling quotes that will surely motivate and inspire you? You’ll find them here!

Below, you will find some of the best homeschooling quotes from some of the most famous authors and leaders ever known. Some of them are popular quotes, while others are unique.

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67+ Homeschooling Quotes To Inspire Learning 

1. What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? – John Green

2. A lifestyle of learning begins at home – with parents who create a context that is welcoming of children as they are and that offers them happy experiences, accessible tools, and parental involvement. – Julie Bogart

3. You will not reap the fruit of individuality in your children if you clone their education. – Margaret Howshall

4. Every place I go is my classroom. Every person I meet is my teacher. Every book I read is my textbook. From some I learn what is worth repeating and from others I understand what is to be avoided, but I am always studying. My education does not end at 3 PM or for summer vacation or when I reach a certain age. I am homeschooled, Watch me learn. – April Nousre

5. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn quote

6. Being a homeschool mom is a full time responsibility-I have to accept the hours from 9-3 are not my own, but belong to my children. Although I receive no pay monetarily, the rewards are priceless and I feel truly rich. – Karen DeBeus

7. Connection, connection, connection is to homeschool what location, location, location is to real estate. – Jenner Faulconer

8. Connection is the most important feature of a harmonious homeschool family. Our relationship to our children can’t be built on performance. Enjoying each other lays the foundation for learning. It’s the essential ingredient, in fact. – Julie Bogart

9. The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home. – Harold B. Lee

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. It’s important to remember that we all have magic inside us. – J.K. Rowling

jk rowling quote

12. When I began this homeschooling-parenting gig, I wanted to create a warm memorable life for my kids and myself, not just an education. We’re not only preparing our children to get a job someday in the future. The education of my kids had to make the present moment memorable and good. – Julie Bogart

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

14. Homeschool is about SO much more – The family time is a treasure, the relationships, the learning, the lifestyle, the discipleship…It’s not about keeping them from something, but about giving them something – it doesn’t shelter, it FREES! – Karen DeBeus

15 All the world is my school. – George Whitman

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

17.The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home. – David O. McKay

18. Successful teaching is not head-to-head; it is heart-to-heart. – Tamara L. Chilver

homeschooling quotation by Tamara Chilver

19. Change is the end result of all true learning. – Leo Buscaglia

20. And at the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparking. – Shanti

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

22. 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

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

24. To have a more effective home education, I realized I needed to abandon the trappings of school and harness the energy of home. I dropped my allegiance to the sacred “school schedule.” Instead, I adopted the more forgiving “home routine”. – Julie Bogart

25. There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent. – Gandhi

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

27. Don’t worry about socialization. Wherever people congregate, there is going to be interaction, socialization. Where is it written that it needs to be in schools? – Mary Kay Clark

28. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats

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

30. Homeschooling is important when we want to move beyond damage control of bullying and sexual harassment to developing sound moral principals and talents in our children. – Rebbecca Devitt

31. An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing. – Charlotte Mason

Charlotte Mason quoatation

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

33.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

34. Homeschooling allows you the freedom to step off the highway of learning and take a more scenic route along a dirt road. – Tamara L. Chilver

35. Homeschooling is about helping make it possible for children to reach maturity with healthy, curious, fully conscious minds. – Earl Gary Stevens

36. The beauty of home education is that it gives a family more time together–time to solidify relationships, to communicate values, and to focus on each child’s individual needs in a consistent and unhurried atmosphere. – Kimberly Hahn & Mary Hasson

37.When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think. – Bertrand Russell

38.Kids who are in school just visit life sometimes, and then they have to stop to do homework or go to sleep early or get to school on time. They are constantly reminded they are “preparing for real life,” while being isolated from it. – Sandra Dodd

39. Let nature be your teacher. – William Wordsworth

homeschool quote by William Wordsworth

40. We parents need to have confidence in ourselves, confidence in the graces which God gave us, and confidence from our own life experiences and knowledge. We can know and must demand what is best for our children. – Mary Kay Clark

41. When you homeschool your children, you have to make sacrifices: of your time, of your energy, of your money. Speaking of money, you know, when I look back, living on one income all those years meant we didn’t drive expensive cars or go on extended high-end vacations. But that wasn’t important. What was important was that we had time together…nothing can replace that. You can have that time too. Concentrate on the positives, and enjoy your time with your kids. You won’t be sorry. – Barbara Frank

42. Educating yourself does not mean that you were stupid in the first place; it means that you are intelligent enough to know that there is plenty left to learn. – Melanie Joy

43. Some choose to homeschool from the very beginning. Others make their decisions following unhappy experiences with public or private schools, variously describing emotional, physiological, and intellectual miseries– everything from temper tantrums to tummy aches to chronic academic boredom – Rebecca Rupp

44. After all we are an art form…We produce an environment other people have to live in. We should be conscious of the fact that this environment which we produce by our very “being” can affect the people who live with us. – Edith Schaeffer

45. There’s a growing movement of parents who are out to save childhood. Where our culture tells kids to achieve more, these mothers whisper: Slow down. Where schools push for performance through standardized testing, these parents whisper: Chase wonder. Where entertainment beckons kids to screens, the rivers and forests whisper: Come be wild and free. – Ainsley Arment

46. Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let’s raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood. – L.R. Knost

L.R Knost quotation

47. 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

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

49. You are your child’s best teacher because you can lead by example. You can show them how to pursue knowledge by doing so yourself. You can join them on the learning journey as a guide through life and education, and sometimes the other way around. You can show them how to push through hard subjects, how to navigate relationships, and how to interact with the real world every single day. You can offer hugs and kisses or a listening ear. You can talk with them about anything, no matter what else is going on. You can get them outside help when you need a hand or when they simply need a break from you and you from them (yes, that can happen, and yes, it’s okay). You can watch them, study them, learn their quirks and eccentricities, You can discover what makes them tick, what makes them frustrated, and what lights them up. And you can love them and believe in them like no one else ever could. Because you know them best. – Ainsley Arment

50. The primary focus of homeschooling should be on cultivating hearts for the Lord. – Tamara L. Chilver

51. Homeschooling, as I lived and studied it for more than thirty years, is not a “thing” on its own, independent of being a family. Home education is a lifestyle in a home (whether apartment, house, or yurt)–lived 24 hours a day, 365 days a year–where the socks don’t have mates, the eight-year old wets the bed, and the math book goes missing. There are no breaks even if you choose to spend the summer studying tide pools rather than times tables. Home education continues whether you’re hands-on or hands-off. Learning is natural and inevitable.What’s being learned–that’s up for grabs! – Julie Bogart

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

Mary Kay Clark saying

53. 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

54. 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

55. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. – Albert Einstein

56. Let us leave the life free to develop within the limits of the good, and let us observe this inner life developing. This is the whole of our mission. -Maria Montessori

57. Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all – Aristotle

58. At the end of the day, homeschooling is about relationships. It’s why I do it, and it’s why many other mothers do it. I want to savor every moment I have with my children. I know that one day, they’ll go off and have adventures with their own families. But the time we spend together as a family will root them deeply in values that matter and dreams that inspire. – Ainsley Arment

59. 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

60. Homeschooling is not about rejecting other people and things; it’s about making personal and positive choices for your own family. – Mariette Ulrich

homeschooling quotes by Mariette Ulrich

61. Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If he’s not interested, it’s like throwing marshmallows at his head and calling it eating. –Katrina Gutleben

62. Kids blossom and get bigger from doing adult things because they want to, instead of kid-things they have to do because they’re small. – Sandra Dodd

63. Homeschooling is not a race to the finish line; it’s a journey of a million small discoveries on the path that God has marked out for you. – Jeannie Fulbright

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

65. Parents who see beneath the surface to the heart, mind, and soul level of their children are able to listen for the fragile, innocent voice of the child’s interests and drives in the direction in which they naturally long to grow strong. Inside each child is a reservoir of wonder waiting to be expressed and formed into mental strength. We accomplish this by shaping the way they are naturally made to grow, helping them fulfill their own destiny, so to speak. Inside of your child, an Einstein, Beethoven, or Bach might be waiting to emerge if given an environment in which to bloom and grow. – Sally Clarkson

66. If homeschooling is your second choice, or even a last resort, defining your “why” will be equally important. What might feel like a choice can bring so much joy if you allow your vision to guide you. What might start out feeling impossible can turn into something natural and beautiful. In the midst of a difficult time, you might find that the journey is the destination after all. – Ainsley Arment

67. And finally, to every homeschooling parent: You are remarkable! I mean that. Any person who would give up a “normal” life to homeschool their kids is either crazy or loves their kids to the moon and back. Never be ashamed that you chose what you believe is best for your kids. I pray that at the end of the day, you will be able to rest in God’s faithfulness to you and your family, and that on your worst homeschooling days, you’ll be able to trust that His grace is sufficient and His mercies are new every morning. – Durenda Wilson

Final Thoughts On The Best Homeschooling Quotes

Hope you liked them! That’s the end of my list of inspiring homeschooling quotes – great for both homeschool parents and kids. 

If you want more quotes like this, you might also like my post on reading quotes which are great for parents, children, and teachers!

Lastly, if you have your own homeschool quote, feel free to comment below so I can add it to the list in the future!

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