Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
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.
My weapon is literature
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.