"People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Van Wyck Brooks on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Van Wyck Brooks on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Van Wyck Brooks on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Van Wyck Brooks on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Van Wyck Brooks on William Shakespeare
"The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man."
"Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere."
"There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few."