The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
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.
Dare to think for yourself.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.