I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
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.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
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.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
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.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.