Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
My weapon is literature
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
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.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.