I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
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.
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 the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
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.
My weapon is literature
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think