If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
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.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Know what you are talking about.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.