The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
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.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
I cannot live without books.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.