The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
My weapon is literature
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
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.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
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.
I cannot live without books.
A witty saying proves nothing.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The highest result of education is tolerance.