The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
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.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
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.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Courage, conviction and confidence.