I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
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.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.