The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
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.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
I cannot live without books.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
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.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
When you know better you do better.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.