With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
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.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.