Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
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.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Know what you are talking about.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.