Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for mankind.
A house without books is like room without windows.
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing 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.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it.
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital.
Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.
Observation - activity of both eyes and ears.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
Schoolhouses are the republican line of fortifications.
He who cannot resist temptation is not a man.
Genius may conceive but patient labor must consummate.
Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.
Avoid witticisms at the expense of others.