The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
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.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
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.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.