Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
What is now proved was once only imagined.
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.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The knowledge of all things is possible
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Know what you are talking about.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.