My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
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.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.