Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The knowledge of all things is possible
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.