A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Dare to think for yourself.
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.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.