Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
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.
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.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.