A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
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.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.