God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
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 highest result of education is tolerance.
My weapon is literature
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
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.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.