Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
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.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.