Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Dare to think for yourself.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
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.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
I cannot live without books.