Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Investigate, educate and organize.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.