Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
My weapon is literature
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
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.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
A thought is an idea in transit.
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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.