What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
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.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.