All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
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.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A thought is an idea in transit.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
The knowledge of all things is possible