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.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Industrialize or perish.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
A thought is an idea in transit.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.