Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
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.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The knowledge of all things is possible
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.