I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
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.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
A thought is an idea in transit.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.