Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Know what you are talking about.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
A thought is an idea in transit.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
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.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.