It is better to
understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by
running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to
love by loving.
teaching is only the art of awakening the natural
curiosity of young minds
for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many
things. Awaken people's
curiosity. It is enough to
open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If
there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire.
The more you say, the less they
The best sentence? The shortest.
Man is a rational animal. He can think up a reason for anything
he wants to
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a
Stupidity is far more dangerous than evil, for evil takes a
break from time to time, stupidity does not.
It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men