Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
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.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Industrialize or perish.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.