Quotations by Author


A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.

Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.

Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.

An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.

The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this: its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.

Words must be weighed, not counted.

A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.

All you ever needed to know you learn in kindergarten.

Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.

Imagination is better than memory.

Knowledge is created by the learner, not given by the teacher.

Knock on the sky and Listen to the sound.

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad.

A mother understands what a child does not say.

No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you - life.

Some parents really bring their children up; others let them down.

The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind.

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.

Music is what feelings sound like.