Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
My weapon is literature
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.