The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.
Nothing is more powerful and liberating than knowledge.
[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
My father is a college professor and that's about the extent of my college experience. I'm sort of a professional student forever. I think just as human beings we always have a student who is alive in us and is waiting to pop up and make us feel like we are 16 years-old again.
Everything having to do with human training and education has to be re-examined in light of neuroplasticity.
We shall one day learn to supersede politics by education. What we call our root-and-branch reforms of slavery, war, gambling, intemperance, is only medicating the symptoms. We must begin higher up, namely, in education.
Children need models rather than critics.
No one has ever asked to see my degree certificate.
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship.
Education is all a matter of building bridges.
There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
The mere imparting of information is not education.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
I'm not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.
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