Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
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.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
A witty saying proves nothing.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
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.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.