Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I cannot live without books.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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.
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.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.