It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
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.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
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.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
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.