To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
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 learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
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.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Know what you are talking about.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.