Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
A thought is an idea in transit.