A thought is an idea in transit.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
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.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think