You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
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.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
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.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
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.
A thought is an idea in transit.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.