I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Know what you are talking about.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
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.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
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.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.