The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
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.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Dare to think for yourself.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.