Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
The knowledge of all things is possible