There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
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.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Investigate, educate and organize.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.