Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
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.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
My weapon is literature
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Industrialize or perish.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.