Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Industrialize or perish.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
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.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Know what you are talking about.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.