30 Encouraging Homeschool Quotes

November 8, 2022
Written by:
Naomi White

Every homeschool parent can attest that there are times of doubt, fear, and uncertainty. We chose to homeschool so that we can do what’s best for our children…and some days, we wonder if we are really what’s best. Are we really giving our children the best education possible? Couldn’t a school do a better job? On days when these thoughts may enter your mind, remember that your children were entrusted to you, and you truly are what’s best for them. Here are some encouraging homeschool quotes to read on those difficult days.

30 Inspirational Homeschool Quotes for the Homeschool Parent

  • “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” -AristotleHomeschool Encouragement for Moms
  • “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats
  • “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” -Aristotle
  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela
  • “Because children grow up, we think a child’s purpose is to grow up. But a child’s purpose is to be a child.” -Tom Stoppard
  • “The best education does not happen at a desk, but rather engaged in everyday living – hands-on, exploring, in active relationship with life.” -Vince Gowman
  • “Dear friend, don’t let the bustling culture determine the needs of your own children. You get to choose how they grow up. You can protect their time, energy, and imagination. You are the gatekeeper of the garden of their childhood.” -Ainsley Arment
  • “The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes.” -Harold B. Lee
  • “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
  • “Children want the same things we want: to laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.” -Dr. Seuss
  • “When the atmosphere encourages learning, the learning is inevitable.” -Elizabeth Foss
  • “Children learn from anything and everything they see. They learn wherever they are, not just in special learning places.” -John Holt
  • “When one teaches, two learn.” -Robert Heinlein
  • “From the day you became a parent, you also became a teacher, and you are equipped to teach your child.” -Anne Campbell
  • “Homeschooled children benefit the community because they are not shaped by peers but by parents.” –Mary Kay Clark
  • “I prefer to make those [educational] choices myself. Not because I think I know ‘better’ than all those professional educators, but I do think I know my own children best, and consequently which programs and methods would benefit them. Homeschooling is not about rejecting other people and things; it’s about making personal and positive choices for your own family.” – Mariette Ulrich
  • “Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take the walls away.” – Erin Kenny
  • “Educating a child is a natural process. Homeschooling is nothing more than an extension of parenting.” – John Taylor GattoHealthy Eating Activities for Kids
  • “Homeschooling is like crafting with glitter. It’s messy and scary but so worth it.” – Unknown
  • “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
  • “We can get too easily bogged down in the academic part of homeschooling, a relatively minor part of the whole, which is to raise competent, caring, literate, happy people.” -Diane Flynn Keith
  • “The best classroom is a multisensory environment, where kids are constantly moving and doing things.” -John Taylor Gatto
  • “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
  • “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” -Bob Talbert
  • “When home education is seen in its proper place, seen as a gift, a blessing, an act of stewardship, and when it’s embraced in humility, it’s a lovely thing.” -Dawn Gregg
  • “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” -Robert Frost
  • “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “Don’t waste a lot of time and money pushing kids in a direction they don’t want to go. Instead, find out what weirdness they excel at and encourage them to do that. Then get out of the way.” -Seth Godin
  • “There is no school equal to a decent home, and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” -Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The education of a child is a work of love.” -Maria Montessori

No one can love your child as you can! You can absolutely do this, and we are here to help you!


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Naomi White

Naomi White graduated with her B.S. in Christian Elementary Education and went on to earn her Early Childhood Education certification. She has taught preschool and elementary school in both Christian and public schools. She loves to read and write, is a pastor’s wife and stay-at-home mom, and is eagerly awaiting the day her son is old enough for them to start their own homeschool journey. Originally a Georgia girl, Naomi currently lives in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina with her family.