Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
My weapon is literature
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.