What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.