Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The highest result of education is tolerance.