Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.
Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Literacy is the tool we use as humans to find one another, so it must belong to everyone.
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.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
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.
I cannot live without books.
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.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
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