I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
I cannot live without books.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
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.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Investigate, educate and organize.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The knowledge of all things is possible
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
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.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.