It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
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.
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.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
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.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Know what you are talking about.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
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.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion