The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
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.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
The knowledge of all things is possible
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Know what you are talking about.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.