The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
My weapon is literature
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.