Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
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.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.