Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
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.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
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.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.