Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
My weapon is literature
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.