The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
I cannot live without books.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
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.