What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
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.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
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.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Investigate, educate and organize.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.