Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
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.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.