I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
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.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Dare to think for yourself.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
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.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.