To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Know what you are talking about.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
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.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
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.
When you know better you do better.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life