One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
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.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
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.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
When you know better you do better.
Dare to think for yourself.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
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.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.