Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I cannot live without books.
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.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
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.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Investigate, educate and organize.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
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.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.