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.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
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.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.