Better know nothing than half-know many things.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
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.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.