Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
I am a part of everything that I have read.
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.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
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.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
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.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
A thought is an idea in transit.
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.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.