I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
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.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
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.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
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.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.