My weapon is literature
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
When you know better you do better.
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
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Dare to think for yourself.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.