Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
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
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
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 delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
I cannot live without books.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.