Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
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.
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.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Investigate, educate and organize.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.