I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.