One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Investigate, educate and organize.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
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.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.