The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
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.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
A thought is an idea in transit.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.