Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
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.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.