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.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
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.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Dare to think for yourself.