In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
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.
A witty saying proves nothing.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
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.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
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.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.