Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
I cannot live without books.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The knowledge of all things is possible
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.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
When you know better you do better.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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.
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.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
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.