The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Industrialize or perish.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction