God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Industrialize or perish.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Dare to think for yourself.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
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.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.