I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
A witty saying proves nothing.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.