When you know better you do better.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
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.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
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.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.