For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.