The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
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.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the 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.
A thought is an idea in transit.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
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.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
A child miseducated is a child lost.