The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
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.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
My weapon is literature
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
A witty saying proves nothing.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.