The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
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.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
My weapon is literature
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.