Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
My weapon is literature
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
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.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.