If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
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.