Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.