Education is not received. It is achieved.
Empathy is patiently and sincerely seeing the world through the other person’s eyes. It is not learned in school; it is cultivated over a lifetime
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.
Freedom of teaching and of opinion in book or press is the foundation for the sound and natural development of any people.
Knowledge is dead; the school, however, serves the living.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
I do not much believe in education. Each person ought to be his or her own model, however frightful that may be.
The problems that exist in this world cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.
It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
The series of integers is obviously an invention of the human mind, a self-created tool which simplifies the ordering of certain sensory experiences.
A society’s competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.
If someone feels that he has never made a mistake in his life, it only means that he has never tried anything new in his life.
All that’s different about me is that I still ask the questions most people stopped asking at age five.
The only rational way of educating is to be an example. If one can’t help it, a warning example.
Princeton is a wonderful little spot. A quaint and ceremonious village of puny demigods on stilts.
We must begin to inculcate our children against militarism by educating them in the spirit of pacifism. Our schoolbooks glorify war and conceal it’s horror. I would teach peace rather than war.
It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.