If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
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.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
I cannot live without books.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
When you know better you do better.