If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
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.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
My weapon is literature
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
When you know better you do better.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.