Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
I cannot live without books.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
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.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.