There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
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.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
A thought is an idea in transit.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
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.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.