The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
No one can take it away from you.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
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.
Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.