Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
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.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.