If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
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.