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.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
A thought is an idea in transit.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.