What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
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.