All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
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.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
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
I cannot live without books.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
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.
Industrialize or perish.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.