If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
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.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.