Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
When you know better you do better.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
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.
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.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.