The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
I cannot live without books.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
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.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
When you know better you do better.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think