My weapon is literature
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
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.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
A thought is an idea in transit.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
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.