Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
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.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Industrialize or perish.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.