Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
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.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Investigate, educate and organize.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.