Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
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.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Dare to think for yourself.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
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.