Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
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
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.