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.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
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.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.