There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
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 man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
When you know better you do better.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
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.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.