My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Investigate, educate and organize.
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.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
My weapon is literature
A child miseducated is a child lost.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Know what you are talking about.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.