The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
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.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Know what you are talking about.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
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 like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
A witty saying proves nothing.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.