Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
My weapon is literature
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
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.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
A thought is an idea in transit.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.