Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Industrialize or perish.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.