Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.