Education Quotes

When one considers the sublime disposition underlying the truly universal education (of traditional India)… then what is or has been called religion in Europe seems to us to be scarcely deserving of that name. And one feels compelled to advise those who wish to witness religion to travel to India for that purpose.

One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.

You’ve got brains in your head and feet in your shoes, You can steer yourself any which direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or nonattendance.

The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.

It’s a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.

Putting a computer in front of a child and expecting it to teach him is like putting a book under his pillow, only more expensive.

It’s summer! I only get three short months to goof off! I’m not going to waste these precious days reading books! (“Calvin and Hobbes”)