A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
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.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
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
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
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.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.