Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Investigate, educate and organize.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
When you know better you do better.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.