Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
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.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
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.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.