The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
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.
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.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.