I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
I cannot live without books.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
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.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Courage, conviction and confidence.