The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Dare to think for yourself.
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 idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Industrialize or perish.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.