They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
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.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.