Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
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.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
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.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Investigate, educate and organize.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.