Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
No one can take it away from you.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
We were not taught financial literacy in school. It takes a lot of work and time to change your thinking and to become financially literate.
The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Frederick Douglas taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.
One of the greatest gifts adults can give - to their offspring and to their society - is to read to children.
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.
When you learn to read you will be born again...and you will never be quite so alone again.
A book is a gift you can open again and again.
we cannot afford to settle for being just average; we must learn as much as we can to be the best that we can. The key word is education - education with maximum effort. Without it, we cannot be in charge of ourselves or anyone else.
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