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.
Knowledge never springs from faith. It springs from doubt.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
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?
His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.
There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, toil, envy, want, and patron.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
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.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
No one can take it away from you.
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.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
The true test of any scholar's work is not what his contemporaries say, but what happens to his work in the next 25 or 50 years. And the thing that I will really be proud of is if some of the work I have done is still cited in the text books long after I am gone.
If believers worship with gladness and passion, anyone not yet a part of the community certainly will be attracted to the One who is the object of their worship.
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