A house without books is like a room without windows.
False conclusions which have been reasoned out are infinitely worse than blind impulse.
Schoolhouses are the republican line of fortifications.
He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color.
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. He cheats them! Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it.
Education...beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men --the balance wheel of the social machinery...It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.
If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.