The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
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.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
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.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
My weapon is literature
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
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.