I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.