There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The public school has become the established church of secular society.
Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid.
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.
When schools flourish, all flourishes.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Education levels the playing field, allowing everyone to compete.
Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
The doer alone learneth.
I don't believe civilization can do a lot more than educate a person's senses.
It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.
Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.
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