Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
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.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
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.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.