I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Industrialize or perish.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
A thought is an idea in transit.
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.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.