Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
A witty saying proves nothing.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.