The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
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.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
My weapon is literature
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.