I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Know what you are talking about.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
My weapon is literature
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.