In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
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.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
My weapon is literature
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.