Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
A thought is an idea in transit.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Industrialize or perish.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.