I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
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.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
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 secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.