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.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Dare to think for yourself.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
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.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.