If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
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.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
When you know better you do better.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
I cannot live without books.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.