If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
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.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
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.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.