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.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.