Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
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.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.