Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
The knowledge of all things is possible
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
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.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
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.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.