What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Dare to think for yourself.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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.