Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
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.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
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.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.