Hereafter, in a better world than this, I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.
Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
You can't know, you can only believe - or not.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
It is a common sentence that knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what ignorance in an hour pulls down.
I cannot live without books.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Madam Pince, our librarian, tells me that it is 'pawed about, dribbled on, and generally maltreated' nearly everyday - a high compliment for any book.
Never read any book that is not a year old.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
The judge should not be young; he should have learned to know evil, not from his own soul, but from late and long observation of the nature of evil in others: knowledge should be his guide, not personal experience.
A library of wisdom, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it. Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth, of happiness, of wisdom or knowledge, must become a lover of books.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.
Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.
Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years.
Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
Example is better than following it.
This I know - that I know nothing.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
The expert knows more and more about less and less until he knows everything about nothing.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
In practical matters the end is not mere speculative knowledge of what is to be done, but rather the doing of it. It is not enough to know about Virtue, then, but we must endeavor to possess it, and to use it, or to take any other steps that may make.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.