My weapon is literature
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
The knowledge of all things is possible
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.