A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Dare to think for yourself.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.