I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
My weapon is literature
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
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.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
I cannot live without books.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.