God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
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 highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
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.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.