You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
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.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.