A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
The knowledge of all things is possible
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
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.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
My weapon is literature
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.