The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
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.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.