Learning never exhausts the mind.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
I cannot live without books.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
My weapon is literature
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.