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.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.