The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
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 great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.