A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.
The experience of the race shows that we get our most important education not through books but through our work. We are developed by our daily task, or else demoralized by it, as by nothing else.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
Nothing can supply the place of books. They are cheering or soothing companions in solitude illness affliction. The wealth of both continents would not compensate for the good they impart.