Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
A thought is an idea in transit.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.