Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
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.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
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.