Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
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.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
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.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
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.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
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 better to know how to learn than to know.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Industrialize or perish.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.