A thought is an idea in transit.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
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.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
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.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.