The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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.