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.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Know what you are talking about.
Industrialize or perish.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.