Necessity is the mother of invention.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
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.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The knowledge of all things is possible
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
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.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.