Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
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.
When you know better you do better.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
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.
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.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
My weapon is literature
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Dare to think for yourself.