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 man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
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.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
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.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.