Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
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.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of 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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.