Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
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.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
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.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.