It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
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.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
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.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
A witty saying proves nothing.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge