Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
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.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.