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.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
I cannot live without books.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon 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.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.