I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
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.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
The knowledge of all things is possible
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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.