My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
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.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
A child miseducated is a child lost.