The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
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.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.