A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
A witty saying proves nothing.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
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.
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.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
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.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.