The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
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.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.