The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
When you know better you do better.
A witty saying proves nothing.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Know what you are talking about.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.