To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
A thought is an idea in transit.