Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
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.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.