I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.