The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.