Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
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 real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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.
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.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Investigate, educate and organize.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.