Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
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.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
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.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
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.