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.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
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.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
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.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.