Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
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.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
I cannot live without books.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
A witty saying proves nothing.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
A child miseducated is a child lost.