Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
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.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
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.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.