What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
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.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.