We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
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.