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.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.