I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
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.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.