The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.