Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
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.
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.
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.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
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.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Know what you are talking about.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.