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.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.