Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
A thought is an idea in transit.
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.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.