Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
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.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.