Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.