The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Know what you are talking about.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I cannot live without books.
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.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
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.
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.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.