Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
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.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
I cannot live without books.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.