Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
I cannot live without books.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
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.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
My weapon is literature
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.