All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Investigate, educate and organize.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.