Word-carpentary is like any other kind of carpentry; you must join your sentences smoothly.
It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
There are no bad books any more than there are ugly women.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!
Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.
Education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
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