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.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.