Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
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 what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Industrialize or perish.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.