I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
My weapon is literature
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
A thought is an idea in transit.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.