Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
I cannot live without books.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.