It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
The whole object of education is...to develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works.
Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Education beats the beauty and the youth.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
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