There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
A thought is an idea in transit.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.