Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
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.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.