There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
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.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.