Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
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.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Industrialize or perish.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.