As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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.
My weapon is literature
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Dare to think for yourself.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.