The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction