A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
My weapon is literature
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
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.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
I cannot live without books.