Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
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.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.