Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
I cannot live without books.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
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.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.