My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
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.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.