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.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
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.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
My weapon is literature
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Know what you are talking about.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.