I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
When you know better you do better.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.