The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
I cannot live without books.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
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.
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.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
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.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
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.
Dare to think for yourself.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
My weapon is literature
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.