I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Know what you are talking about.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
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.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
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.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.