If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
When you know better you do better.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
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.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
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.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
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.