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.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.