If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Industrialize or perish.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
The knowledge of all things is possible
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
My weapon is literature
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
When you know better you do better.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.