I cannot live without books.
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.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.