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.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
When you know better you do better.
Know what you are talking about.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.