My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
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.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
A thought is an idea in transit.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.