Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
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.
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.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.