A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
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.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.