Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
A witty saying proves nothing.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Know what you are talking about.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
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.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.