Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
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.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
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.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
My weapon is literature
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.