There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
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.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
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.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
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.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.