When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
My weapon is literature
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Dare to think for yourself.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
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.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.