Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.