There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
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.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
My weapon is literature
I cannot live without books.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.