In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
I cannot live without books.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
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.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.