The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
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.
Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays, and have things arranged for them, that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas