Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.
It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.