A witty saying proves nothing.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-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.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
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.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
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.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.