Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
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.