Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
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.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
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 fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.