Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
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 books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
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.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.