Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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.
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.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.