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.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
I cannot live without books.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.