Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
A thought is an idea in transit.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.