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.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
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.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
The knowledge of all things is possible
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.