Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
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.
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.
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.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.