There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
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.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.