Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
When you know better you do better.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.