Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
I cannot live without books.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Know what you are talking about.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.