Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
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.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country