Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
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.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
The knowledge of all things is possible
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world