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.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
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.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Know what you are talking about.
When you know better you do better.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
A thought is an idea in transit.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
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.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.