Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
My weapon is literature
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.