Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Investigate, educate and organize.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
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.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.