Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
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.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
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.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
I cannot live without books.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.