The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
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
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.