The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
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.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
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.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.