Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.