Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
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.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.