Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.