If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
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.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Industrialize or perish.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
A witty saying proves nothing.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.