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.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
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.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.