The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Dare to think for yourself.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
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.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
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.