You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Know what you are talking about.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
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.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
I cannot live without books.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
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.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.