To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
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.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
A witty saying proves nothing.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.