Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas rest your spirit in her solitary places.
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul
You can believe in God without believing in immortality, but it is hard to see how anyone can believe in immortality and not believe in God
The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things
Ideas are the root of creation.
Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
Reading, to most people, means an ashamed way of killing time disguised under a dignified name
Too often we forget that genius, too, depends upon the data within its reach, that even Archimedes could not have devised Edison's inventions
A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers
The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present.
Most people suspend their judgment till somebody else has expressed his own and then they repeat it.
The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.