There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Know what you are talking about.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
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.
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.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
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.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.