Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
When you know better you do better.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.