There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Know what you are talking about.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
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.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.