The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.