Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
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.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and 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.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
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.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
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 am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.