Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.