Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
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.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.