One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
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.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.