I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
A thought is an idea in transit.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
My weapon is literature
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.