The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
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.
I cannot live without books.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
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.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.