Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.