The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
I cannot live without books.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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.
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.
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.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
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.
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.