I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
I cannot live without books.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Dare to think for yourself.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.