Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
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.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.