Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
I cannot live without books.
A thought is an idea in transit.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
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.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
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 first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.