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.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
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.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.