The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
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.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
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.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.