The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Investigate, educate and organize.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
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.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.