A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
When you know better you do better.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
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.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Dare to think for yourself.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.