I cannot live without books.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
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.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
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.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.