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.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
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.
When you know better you do better.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.