Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
When you know better you do better.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
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
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.