No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
My weapon is literature
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
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.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.