Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
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.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
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.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.