Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
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.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
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.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.