No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Know what you are talking about.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
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.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.