There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
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.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
The knowledge of all things is possible
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.