I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
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 because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
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.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
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 cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.