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.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
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.