Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
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 a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Investigate, educate and organize.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.