I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
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.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.