As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
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.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.