Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word love here not merely in a personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of grace — not in the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth.
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.
We are none of us infallible — not even the youngest of us.
You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
I liked things better when I didn't understand them.
Education directs all our attention towards knowledge and attaches no importance to understanding. Exposing children to this kind of influence means that they reach adult life having lost themselves, being entirely dependent upon external things — possessions, the opinions of other people, appearances, and so on.