Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
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
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
I cannot live without books.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
My weapon is literature
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
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.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.