Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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 highest result of education is tolerance.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.