What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
I cannot live without books.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
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.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.