The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
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.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.