If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
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.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.