Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
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.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
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.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Know what you are talking about.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.