Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
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.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
I cannot live without books.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Know what you are talking about.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life