I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
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.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.