The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
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
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
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.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.