The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
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
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Dare to think for yourself.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Industrialize or perish.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.