There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
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.
When you know better you do better.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon 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.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.