Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
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.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The knowledge of all things is possible
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.