The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
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.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
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.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
A child miseducated is a child lost.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.