The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
My weapon is literature
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
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.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.