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.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
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.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
My weapon is literature
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.