I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
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.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
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.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Dare to think for yourself.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The knowledge of all things is possible
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion