There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
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.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
My weapon is literature
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.