Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
I cannot live without books.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.