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.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
When you know better you do better.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
A thought is an idea in transit.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.