Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
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.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
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.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.