One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
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.
Dare to think for yourself.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
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.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
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.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.