Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of 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.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
My weapon is literature
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
The knowledge of all things is possible
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.
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.
I cannot live without books.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.