The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That's what sitting on your ass does to your face.
The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances.
In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Knowledge never springs from faith. It springs from doubt.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Each day is the scholar of yesterday.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.
For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that can alone answer the question: What is mathematics?
There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, toil, envy, want, and patron.
His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.
No one can take it away from you.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Power doesn't have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting and self-stopping, self-warming and self-justifying. When you have it, you know it.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
The new illiteracy is about more than not knowing how to read the book or the word; it is about not knowing how to read the world.
Without dignity our lives are only blinks of duration. But if we manage to lead a good life well, we create something more. We write a subscript to our mortality. We make our lives tiny diamonds in the cosmic sands.
A life totally committed to God has nothing to fear, nothing to lose, nothing to regret.
Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin, all hope consists in confession; in confession there is a chance for mercy.
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