Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Industrialize or perish.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
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.