God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
I cannot live without books.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
When you know better you do better.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
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.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
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.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.