He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
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.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The knowledge of all things is possible
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
A thought is an idea in transit.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.