"Forbidden things have a secret charm."
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"Erudition. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull."
"A mere scholar, a mere ass."
"When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant."
"I cannot forgive a scholar his homeless despondency."
"A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher."
"A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it."
"The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything."
"Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power."
"There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, toil, envy, want, and patron."
"A reading machine, always wound up and going, he mastered whatever was not worth the knowing."
"He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes."
"I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen."
"No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy."
"That's the public-school system all over. They may kick you out, but they never let you down."
"Science is but an image of the truth."
"The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all."
"In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence."
"Art is meant to disturb. Science reassures."
"Science knows only one commandment -- contribute to science."
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