It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
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.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
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.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
I cannot live without books.