The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
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.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.