Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
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 had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
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
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Dare to think for yourself.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.