Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
What is now proved was once only imagined.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
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 progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Know what you are talking about.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.