It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
My weapon is literature
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think