Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
My weapon is literature
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
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.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
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.
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 decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.