If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Investigate, educate and organize.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Industrialize or perish.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
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.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
I cannot live without books.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.