The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
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.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
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.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.