If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Necessity is the mother of invention.