I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
I cannot live without books.
The knowledge of all things is possible
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 most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.