The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
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.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.