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.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Industrialize or perish.
Dare to think for yourself.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
My weapon is literature
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.