An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Industrialize or perish.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
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.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Know what you are talking about.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
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.
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.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.