- Truth like light blinds. Falsehood on the contrary is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
- We used to wonder where war lived what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.
- Education is the movement from darkness to light.
- The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.
- Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
Some Random Quotes
I am an enthusiast but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then if possible add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
When did women whose looks are not their living start conducting themselves like the simpering inmates of an Ottoman empire seraglio?
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
When life knocks you down try to land on your back. Because if you can look up you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away and in their stead I beheld the horrors the corruption the evils and hypocrisy of society and as I stood among them a young wife a great wail of agony went out from my soul.