International Literacy Day: Here are 10 inspiring quotes on education by famous people

Published: 08th September 2017 04:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2017 06:32 PM  

Every year, September 8 is celebrated as International Literacy Day. This International Literacy Day, get inspired by these quotes from famous personalities to reach greater heights.
Awake, arise and educate, smash traditions - liberate! - Savitribai Phule, Indian social reformer. Apart from emphasizing on the need for education, she was instrumental in opening the first girl school in Pune and became its first teacher. (Photo | Youtube)
Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great - Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, former Indian president. (Photo | Wikimedia Commons).
With an education, you have everything you need, to rise above all the noise and fulfill every last one of your dreams - Michelle Obama, former US First Lady. (Photo | AP)
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope- Kofi Annan. He was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. (Photo | AP)
Literacy is much more than an educational priority- it is the ultimate investment in the future and the first step towards all the new forms of literacy required in the twenty-first century. We wish to see a century where every child is able to read and to use this skill to gain autonomy - Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. (Photo | AP)
Literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy - Barack Obama, former US president. (Photo | AP)
With guns you can kill terrorists. With education you can kill terrorism- Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. (File Photo | AP)
Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world- Nelson Mendela, former South African president (Photo | AP)
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open mind - Malcolm Forbes, publisher of the world famous Forbes magazine. (Photo | Youtube screengrab)
The function of education is to teach one to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education - Martin Luther King Jr., activist and leader of Civil Rights Movement (Photo | AP)
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