Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
My weapon is literature
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
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.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Learning never exhausts the mind.