It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
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.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.