A mind is like a parachute;
it only works when it is open.
There are no mistakes,
All events are blessings
given to us to learn from.
You learn to speak by speaking,
to study by studying,
to run by running,
to work by working;
you learn to love by loving.
All those who think to learn
in any other way deceive themselves.
It is the mark of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought
without accepting it.
We learn something every day,
and lots of times
it’s that what we learned
the day before was wrong.
Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.
Learning is finding out what you already know.
He who asks a question
is a fool for five minutes;
he who does not ask a question
remains a fool forever.
To myself I seem to have been
only like a boy playing on the seashore,
and diverting myself in now and then
finding a smoother pebble
or a prettier shell than ordinary,
whilst the great ocean of truth
lay all undiscovered before me.
If you don’t ask the right questions,
you don’t get the right answers.
A question asked in the right way
often points to its own answer.
While we try to teach our children
all about life,
our children teach us
what life is about.
A teacher affects eternity;
he can never tell
where his influence stops.
The aim of education should be
to teach us rather how to think,
than what to think
— rather to improve our minds,
so as to enable us to think for ourselves,
than to load the memory
with thoughts of other men.
The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
I have never met a man so ignorant
that I couldn’t learn something from him.
To doubt everything or to believe everything
are two equally convenient solutions;
both dispense with the necessity of reflection.