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.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Dare to think for yourself.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
A witty saying proves nothing.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
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.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.