The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
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 delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
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.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
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.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
I cannot live without books.
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.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.