Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
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.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
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.
My weapon is literature
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.