Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
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.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
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.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.