It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
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.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.