There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Know what you are talking about.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.