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.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
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.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
When you know better you do better.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.