Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
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.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
My weapon is literature
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Industrialize or perish.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.