Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
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.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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