To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
——Edmund Burke, British statesman
Whoever neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
——Euripides, ancient Greek tragedian
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
——Doric Lessing, British novelist
What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn.
——Henry Adams, American historian and novelist
The whole art of knowledge is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
——Anatole France, French poet
The foundation of knowledge must be laid by reading. General principles must come from books, which, however, must be brought to the rest of real life.
——Samuel Johnson. British writer