Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
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.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
When you know better you do better.
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.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
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.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.