As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
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.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
The highest result of education is tolerance.