Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
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.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
When you know better you do better.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.