Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
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.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
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.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
My weapon is literature
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
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.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.