The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.