Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
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.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
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.