There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
My weapon is literature
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
Know what you are talking about.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.