Imagination is more important than knowledge.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
A witty saying proves nothing.
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.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.