Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
Vincent T. Lombardi
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
The goal of education is to replace an empty mind with an open mind.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
The highest happiness of man... is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.