Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.