It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
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.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Industrialize or perish.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The knowledge of all things is possible
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
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.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.