The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
My weapon is literature
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
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.
I cannot live without books.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life