I didn't go to school much, so I taught myself what I knew from reading.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
I think schools generally do an effective and terribly damaging job of teaching children to be infantile, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
At the end of drama school, I made a contract with myself: I'd try acting for five years. I was 26. I had already spent eight years working in restaurants and gas stations. So I had seen enough small businesses to understand that that's what acting is: a small business.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
I never rebelled against my parents - I worked hard, I was responsible, and I didn't go to high-school parties.
It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
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