The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.