I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
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.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.