I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
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.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
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.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.