Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
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.
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.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
My weapon is literature
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.