Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
I cannot live without books.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
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.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.