Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
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.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
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.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
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.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.