If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
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.
The knowledge of all things is possible
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
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.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.