It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
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.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction