The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The knowledge of all things is possible
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.