I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Know what you are talking about.
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 activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
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.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.