No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.