Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
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.
When you know better you do better.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
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.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
My weapon is literature
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.