Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
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.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
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.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
When you know better you do better.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
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.