I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
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.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
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.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
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.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.