Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Industrialize or perish.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
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.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
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.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.