Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
The knowledge of all things is possible
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
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.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
A thought is an idea in transit.