In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
A witty saying proves nothing.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
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.
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.
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 ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
When you know better you do better.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Dare to think for yourself.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.