That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Investigate, educate and organize.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.