He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
I cannot live without books.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion