What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
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.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.