Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Investigate, educate and organize.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
My weapon is literature
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.