The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Know what you are talking about.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
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 great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.