It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
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.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.