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.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
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.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.