Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
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.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Industrialize or perish.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.