I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.