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.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The knowledge of all things is possible
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
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.