Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
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.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Know what you are talking about.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.