Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
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.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
I cannot live without books.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.