Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
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.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Industrialize or perish.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
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.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
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.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.