The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
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.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.