A witty saying proves nothing.
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.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Know what you are talking about.
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.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Investigate, educate and organize.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.