I am a part of everything that I have read.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
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 like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Know what you are talking about.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.