It is better to know how to learn than to know.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
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.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Investigate, educate and organize.
I am a part of everything that I have read.