The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
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.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
A witty saying proves nothing.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
I cannot live without books.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.