When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
When you know better you do better.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
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
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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 had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
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.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
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.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Know what you are talking about.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.