Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Dare to think for yourself.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
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.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.