The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
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.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.