I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
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.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Industrialize or perish.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.