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.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Industrialize or perish.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
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.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
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.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.