As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.