Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Industrialize or perish.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
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.
Dare to think for yourself.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
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 cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.