To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
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.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Dare to think for yourself.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.