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 schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
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.
When you know better you do better.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
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.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
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.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.