I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.