There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
A thought is an idea in transit.
When you know better you do better.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
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.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
I cannot live without books.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life