Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.