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.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.