I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Know what you are talking about.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Dare to think for yourself.
I cannot live without books.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.