It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.
A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Education is our passport to the future.
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Knowledge is recognizing what you know and what you don't.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, it's hard to eat spaghetti.
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Education is the best provision for old age.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity.
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
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