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.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
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.