The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Industrialize or perish.
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.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
I cannot live without books.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.