Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
I cannot live without books.
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.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
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.
A thought is an idea in transit.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.