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.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Dare to think for yourself.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
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.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
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.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
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.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.