To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at 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.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.