What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
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.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.